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Thread started 05/08/17 8:36pm

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Cuba just held a Mass led by transgender pastors

Awesome.
Cuba has recently made huge strides towards LGBT acceptance in society including efforts led by Mariela Castro.
Below is an article about a church in Cuba that held a mass led by transgender pastors


http://www.sbs.com.au/top...x#cxrecs_s

"God's love is radically inclusive."

For the first time, a church in Cuba has held a transgender inclusive Mass led by three trans pastors from Brazil, Canada and the US, Reuters reports.

The service was held in the western Cuban city of Matanzas and was part of a three-day conference on the transgender community and theology.

“This is not only a first of its kind event for Cuba, but certainly one of the very first ever to be held anywhere in the world," said Allyson Robinson, a trans Baptist reverend from Washington.

The Metropolitan Community Church was decorated with rainbow flags and the pastors wore light blue, pink and white stoles—paying tribute to the colours of the transgender flag.

"Tonight has been a night of celebration of equality between all people, marking a new era for Cuba," said Alexya Salvador, a Brazilian trans pastor. "God's love is radically inclusive."

The Mass marks an important milestone for communist Cuba—religious believers and members of the LGBT+ community were sent to correctional labour camps following the 1959 revolution.
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/17 3:18pm

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If the Great Fidel Castro were alive this couldn't have been posible.

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Reply #3 posted 05/09/17 3:57pm

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214, you are out there.

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Reply #4 posted 05/10/17 5:57am

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214 said:

If the Great Fidel Castro were alive this couldn't have been posible.


Fidel supported LGBT rights and spoke against discrimination and oppression of LGBT people.
Below is a summary taken from wikipedia about Fidel's views of LGBT rights in Cuba which he had written about in his autobiography.

https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ts_in_Cuba

In his autobiography My Life, Fidel Castro criticized the machismo culture of Cuba and urged for the acceptance of homosexuality. He made several speeches to the public regarding discrimination against homosexuals.

In a 2010 interview with Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Castro called the persecution of homosexuals while he was in power "a great injustice, great injustice!" Taking responsibility for the persecution, he said, "If anyone is responsible, it's me.... We had so many and such terrible problems, problems of life or death. In those moments, I was not able to deal with that matter [of homosexuals]. I found myself immersed, principally, in the Crisis of October, in the war, in policy questions." Castro personally said that the negative treatment of gays in Cuba arose out of the country's pre-revolutionary attitudes towards homosexuality




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Reply #5 posted 05/10/17 2:28pm

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Farrakhad had his granddaughters learn to be doctors there. nice.

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Reply #6 posted 05/12/17 3:28pm

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This is great news ... progress!

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Reply #7 posted 05/14/17 1:41pm

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Is a little step further in the right direction. Long live to the Great Castro... wait a minute isn't he... sorry.

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Reply #8 posted 05/14/17 9:39pm

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214 said:

Is a little step further in the right direction. Long live to the Great Castro... wait a minute isn't he... sorry.


The son is also named Castro.

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Reply #9 posted 05/17/17 11:09am

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Pokeno4Money said:

214 said:

Is a little step further in the right direction. Long live to the Great Castro... wait a minute isn't he... sorry.


The son is also named Castro.

Long live the Castro family.

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Reply #10 posted 05/17/17 12:22pm

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214 said:

Pokeno4Money said:


The son is also named Castro.

Long live the Castro family.


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