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5:11 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Mariela Castro Wins Gay-Rights Award

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 5:29 am

Over the weekend in Philadelphia, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro received an award for her gay rights advocacy. To understand the significance of Mariela Castro's honor, you have to go back to the 1960's when gay people were sent to forced labor camps.