Inshortly after these visits, the camps closed. However, discrimination is still common in the Cuban Military so LGBT persons serving tend to hide their sexual orientation while serving. Effeminate boys were forced to undergo aversion therapy. Articles with Spanish-language external links Webarchive template wayback links CS1 Spanish-language sources es Use dmy dates from October A worker at the bar asked them to leave, saying: Men who have sex with men are not explicitly banned from donating.
Between and [,] male homosexuals suffered a range of consequences from limited career options to detention in street sweeps to incarceration in labor camps.
LGBT rights in Cuba
The government last week eliminated some sections of laws about limits of artistic expression and entrepreneurship, which generated bitter complaints from entrepreneurs and artists. The Second Revolution", The Gully. Camps of forced labour were instituted with all speed to "correct" such deviations According to Ian Lumsden, traditional Spanish machismo and the Catholic Church have disdained effeminate and sexually passive males for centuries. The camps became notorious both inside and outside Cuba. Castro's admiring description of rural life in Cuba "in the country, there are no homosexuals"  reflected the idea of homosexuality as bourgeois decadence, and he denounced "maricones" as "agents of imperialism". Since Junequalifying Cubans have been able to have free sex reassignment surgeries.
Inshortly after these visits, the camps closed. Inthe country-wide Military Units to Aid Production UMAP program was set up as an alternative form of military service for members of pacifist religious groups, such as Jehovah's Witnesseshippiesconscientious objectorsand gay men. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat Many gay artists and intellectuals like Reinaldo Arenas were attracted to the socialist promise of an egalitarian society, which would pave the way for cultural and sexual freedom and social justice. Widespread persecution continued through the s.