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Thursday, September 2

Fidel Castro takes blame for gay persecution

Fidel CASTRO in front of monument of martyrs a...Image via WikipediaBBCCaribbean.com : "Fidel Castro has taken ultimate responsibility for the persecution suffered by homosexuals in Cuba after the revolution of 1959.
The former president told the Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there were moments of great injustice against the gay community.
'If someone is responsible, it's me,' he said.
In the 1960s and 70s, many homosexuals in Cuba were fired, imprisoned or sent to 're-education camps'.
Mr Castro said homosexuals had traditionally been discriminated in Cuba, just as black people and women."
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