The guerrilla experience pervaded the political structure and the guerrilla army itself became the nucleus of a new society.
Cuban gay writer Reinaldo Arenas wrote, "[T]he decade of the sixties ...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cuba may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.
According to Ian Lumsden, traditional Spanish machismo and the Catholic Church have disdained effeminate and sexually passive males for centuries.
The homophobia exposed during the revolution was a mere continuation of the well-established culture of machismo and the rigid gender roles of pre-revolutionary Cuba.
Pride parades in Havana are held every May, to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia. [D]iscrete lesbian or gay male identities in the modern sense - identities that are based on self-definition and involve emotional as well as physical aspects of same-sex relations - were rare.
Erotic loyalty (and, in the case of women, subservience) to the opposite sex was assumed to be normal even by homosexuals.
He was followed by 100 boys from the Young Communist League whose identity was also kept secret.