Cuba’s ‘New Man,’ or ‘Woman,’ or whatever…

As promised by Fidel and Ché, here is Cuba’s “New Man,” or “New Woman,” or whatever it is they call it.

Via the AP in the Washington Post:

Once imprisoned for her sexuality, Cuban transgender woman becomes 1st to hold elected office

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HAVANA — Adela Hernandez, a biologically male Cuban who has lived as a female since childhood, served two years in prison in the 1980s for “dangerousness” after her own family denounced her sexuality.

This month she made history by becoming the first known transgender person to hold public office in Cuba, winning election as a delegate to the municipal government of Caibarien in the central province of Villa Clara.

In a country where gays were persecuted for decades and sent to grueling work camps in the countryside, Hernandez, 48, hailed her election as yet another milestone in a gradual shift away from macho attitudes in the years since Fidel Castro himself expressed regret over the treatment of people perceived to be different.

“As time evolves, homophobic people — although they will always exist — are the minority,” Hernandez said by phone from her hometown.

Becoming a delegate “is a great triumph,” she added.

Continue reading HERE.

In all seriousness, the story here is not that a transgendered Cuban was “elected” to public office (a farcical premise in and of itself); the story here is that the AP has found yet another useless and irrelevant Cuban story to write about that attempts to put the brutal Castro regime in a positive light. Dozens of dissidents and opposition leaders are being brutally beaten and arrested while hundreds more languish in Castro prisons, and the AP writes about this.

8 thoughts on “Cuba’s ‘New Man,’ or ‘Woman,’ or whatever…”

  1. Oh, this is just the kind of story the foreign press should be reporting about Cuba. Dissidents, oppression and human rights abuses are SO boring and same-old, same-old. Besides, the Cuban opposition is nowhere near as dramatic as, say the Syrian one. It’s like, YAWN, you know? What’s needed is something picturesque, flashy and PC, something that will please Mariela Castro AND the foreign gay/progressive community. But I hope the “Adela” in the photo is not the final version, because if it is, that free transgender surgery available in Cuba is not free for nothing—it’s worthless. RuPaul would be APPALLED.

  2. Looks like she/he/it (…oh, whatever) also seems to have issues with hair color choices.
    But bone structure tells you it was originally born male.

  3. If you will notice, the Cuban regime goes through a series of propagandistic ebbs and flows. We’re currently in a moment of furious activity. Yesterday, I went to a magazine store and lo and behold, what do I see, but the latest copy of National Geographic and on the front cover an expose on Cuba’s so-called reforms and the “change” that the tyranny is allegedly undergoing. Now for anyone who is not familiar with National Geographics, the formerly respectable science periodical that our great grandparents used to admire has become a miserable and shameless pro-castro rag with frequent pieces singing hosannas to the regime for everything from restoring Old Havana to protecting the island’s fauna and flora even though the opposite is true, the regime has turned Havana into vast slum and continues to destroy Cuba’s wildness. But I digress, this Adela Hernandez piece is part of that propaganda that along with the National Geographic expose and Sergio Bendixen’s allegations that Cuban-Americans have finally switched affiliations and voted for Obama is part of that massive smoke screen. By the way, even though Bendixen’s stats have been debunked, he is still doing the rounds and spreading the lie, a lie that will no doubt be used by the Obama Administration and the mainstream media to argue that the Obama Administration has the Cuban American’s mandate when Washington decides to make relations with Cuba.

    Finally, as Asombra noted, Adela’s sex change is the worst I have ever seen and doesn’t bode well for Mariela’s famous sex-change program that receives so much mainstream media adoration. But then again, since when does the regime ever get criticized? Cuba’ medical system is stellar and the envy of the world. Didn’t you see Michael Moore’s “Sicko?” End of story.

  4. Behold!!! The triumph of the revolution!! Le ronca el mango, they can’t even get that right, give it some twinkies, you’ll see jump on a raft for the USA!

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