Cuban gay rights activists arrested after clashes with police

Several arrests were made in Cuba after gay rights activists held an unauthorized march in Havana Saturday. Michael Lavers, international news editor for Washington Blade, joined CBSN to discuss the fight for LGBT rights in the communist nation.

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  1. I don't know why… but I can't stand that hypocritical and cynical Castro woman… I can't fathom a daughter of Himmler appointed as a defender of Jews… somehow it makes no sense. What gives? What is the purpose of her charade?

  2. To the reporter, he was probably not allowed into Cuba, because he was considered too critical of the government. For the Cuban regime, anyone who reports the truth [read this as anyone who doesn't honey-coat the reality] is considered critical and therefore persona non-grata. This is a way that Cuba makes sure that reports out of that island nation are favorable. Cuba keeps lists of journalists and even newspapers that are not allowed to enter. It allows CNN to have a news bureau because CNN is considered a left-leaning, Cuba friendly news agency.

  3. Leviticus 20:13 KJV

    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

  4. Gays and Fidel? Big incoherence.Doble moral and Hipocresy founded by fear.."Fidel" word is just a mask..using by anybody that what to propouse a change without suffering the consequences of it..the reality is sadly Fidel was the number one enemy of homosexuality, related to degradation and weakness, then frame it as against revolution…but in his own political family he had to acept " very much" in high discression the existence of homosexuality and lesbianism…and everybody knew who.
    So this movement today is just for themselves..not for the good and well of all right humans and citizens, gay rights…what about humans rights of other people did choose same sex orientation? they have different rights..or the right not to have any rights…there is a lots of fake and can see from image and video analisis…bad really bad direccion…even subliminal…message "try to sending"….. All this gay thing…is just an strong distraccion from the Real cuba problematic..madame mariela with her father blessings…play the roll very great….and the rest of participants are just lambs that follows in exotic evation way ….Amazing play…and movie…that must of people bealive and get involve …just the awake ones….touching by light and clear view…don't fall.

  5. We're paying the price for putting all those hormone mimicking plastics into the environment. Now we have generations of freaks, degenerates and those living a Satanic life style to look forward to.

  6. **GOOD 4 CUBA**
    But the BAD THING IS… these **GAY PEOPLE WILL LOVE PRISON!** So, it is a no punishment only GAY HAPPINESS!!

  7. Americas media is a big pusher of homosexuality. If they live their lives and leave people alone, they won't have any problems. They want to shove their filthy lifestyle down our throats.

  8. Cuba is a country of leeches. The Castros lived at the expense of the former URSS, after socialist Spain, after Brazil's corrupt Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff and now lives from Venezuela

  9. People are SICK of hearing about Lib BS.
    Nobody cares what adults do in their private lives.
    This has nothing to do with RIGHTS.
    These people want EXTRA rights and seem to let being gay consume every other aspect of living.

  10. If someone does not know the cuban history and never lived under communism , please be respectful about comments. There's nothing saddest and shameful than express and give opinions without knowing the heart of the matter. The cuban LGBT community has struggled for many many years against discrimination. They are still raising their voices for freedom and equality. Good for you guys !!!!

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