Cuban Stamp Backs Fight against Homophobia

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The Cuban Philatelic Federation’s president said that this initiative enhances the efforts to guarantee the full exercise of the rights of all inhabitants.

The stamp has the polychrome image of Vilma Espín, founding president of the Federation of Cuban Women

As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people.

The stamp issued Thursday in the headquarters of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has the polychrome image of Vilma Espín, founding president of the Federation of Cuban Women, an organization of equality and social inclusion on the island.

According to the Cuban News Agency, UNEAC President, Miguel Barnet, pointed out the need to eliminate stereotypes and prejudices that curb the well-being of men and women.

By its part, the president of the Cuban Philatelic Federation, Raúl Lorenzo, said that this initiative enhances the country’s history and its efforts to guarantee the full exercise of the rights of all its inhabitants.

The event was also attended by the director of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), Mariela Castro, and the president of UNEAC Performing Arts Association, Rolando Núñez, among others.

This 10th Conference began on May 3 with the presentation of the educational campaign ‘Me incluyo’ (I include myself) and will extend until May 20, with Havana and Villa Clara as main venues.

In this context, today a cultural gala and on Saturday the traditional conga will take place.

The initiative renews every two years its thematic axis, which focuses this time on homophobic and transphobic bullying.

 

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