Fidel Castro takes blame for Cuba’s injustice to gays

Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Cuba sent openly gay men to labor camps without charge or trial.
“They were moments of great injustice, great injustice!” Castro told journalist Carmen Lira Saade from the Mexican daily La Jornada. “If someone is responsible, it’s me.

That’s certainly interesting, although any warm feeling it generates in me towards Castro is counteracted by the sense that maybe admitting you were wrong doesn’t begin to make up for sending members of a minority to labor camps.

Another interesting fact is that Cuba decriminalized homosexual acts in 1979, 24 years before America did. Of course, once again, America also never forced gays into labor camps.

Via The Slatest.

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