People marched in Havana today as part of the events leading up to the International Day Against Homophobia. Debates and workshops were also held on topics such as gay marriage and gay/lesbian adoption. Gay marriage is not legal in Cuba, and more progress is obviously needed, but Cuba has come a long way from its earlier years on LGBTQ issues. Recently sex reassignment surgery for transsexual people has been covered by the free national health system.
This week Radio Eve featured Sam playing artists Alixa + Naima’s “Being Human” from their album Ammunition, an amazing piece which falls, as Sam said, somewhere in between a song, poem and spoken word.
Check out Alixa + Naima at http://climbingpoetree.com
This week’s news looked at discrimination against transpeople, the influence social networking had on the city centre airport debate, and tax cuts.
We read an article commenting on the abusive relationship between the main characters of the Twilight series. You can read the article, The Undiagnosed Problem: The Twilight “Saga” by Esté Yarmosh here: http://womensmediacenter.com/ex/063009.html
In our feature, Laura Collison interviewed San San Sy of the Legal Resource Centre about a website the LRC created with Changing Together called Canadian Law & Modern Day Foreign Brides. You can find the website here: http://www.lawforforeignbrides.ca
You can hear the feature interview and Alixa + Naima’s “Being Human” by clicking here.