The Castro regime’s hateful treatment of gays drove writer Reinaldo Arenas to suicide; now Raul’s daughter Mariela is visiting San Francisco and New York:
Steve Rothaus writes in his Miami Herald blog,
Cuban-American gay activists in Miami protest Mariela Castro’s visit to San Francisco, New York
Gay Cuban Americans in Miami are furious that Fidel Castro’s niece is meeting this week and next with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists in San Francisco and New York City.
“For Mariela Castro, or anybody else under the Castro dictatorship, to say they are representing the rights of anyone is an insult to the hundreds of thousands who have either been killed, jailed or assassinated by their own hands, or the nearly 100,000 people who’ve jumped into the ocean looking for freedom who haven’t made it here,” said Herb Sosa, executive director of Unity Coalition, Miami-Dade County’s leading Hispanic gay rights group.
Mariela was welcomed in San Francisco with joyful applause and two standing ovations,
Playing to a pro-gay rights audience in San Francisco, Mariela Castro immediately fed the crowd her worn out gay rights propaganda. And naturally, the attendees lapped it up with nary a thought or a concern for the violent repression suffered by members of the LGBT community in Cuba who do not adhere to the ideology of her uncle Fidel’s “revolution.” As long as Mariela told them what they wanted to hear, they could blissfully ignore the miserable and violent reality of life in Cuba.
I expect that her entourage of sixty will be in attendance.