Quote of the Day – Fidel Castro on the role of LGBT Cubans in Cuba’s ‘Revolution’

Fidel Castro talks about homosexuality in a 1965 interview with Lee Lockwood featured in the book Castro’s Cuba, Cuba’s Fidel:

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“We would never come to believe that a homosexual could embody the conditions and requirements of conduct that would enable us to consider him a true Revolutionary, a true Communist militant. A deviation of that nature clashes with the concept we have of what a militant Communist must be… Homosexuals should not be allowed in positions where they are able to exert influence upon young people.”

1 thought on “Quote of the Day – Fidel Castro on the role of LGBT Cubans in Cuba’s ‘Revolution’”

  1. Oh, the “revolution” had a place for homosexuals if they could make themselves useful enough to its purposes, as long as they weren’t “out and proud.” Alfredo Guevara was the prime example, but there were others, both male and female. These were very special minions, who did the regime’s bidding despite its overt homophobia.

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