Laughably, the so-called Equality Forum is giving an award to the daughter and niece of brutal dictator’s who offer zero rights to their own people. Talk about tone deaf. But it’s a gay award or something, and that’s all that matter these days.
The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will be allowed to travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy, officials said Tuesday, reversing a previous decision to reject her visa request.
Mariela Castro will attend the Equality Forum’s annual conference on civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, according to Malcolm Lazin, the advocacy group’s executive director.
Lazin, who had blasted the State Department’s travel denial last week, said organizers are “delighted” at the change of heart.
“She is unquestionably the leader for progressive change for the LGBT community in Cuba,” Lazin said Tuesday. “Her accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable.”
Maybe should could use her remarkable skills to help free the thousands of political prisoners on the island prison.
Castro, a married mother of three, is the niece of retired Cuban strongman Fidel Castro. She is also the director of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, part of Cuba’s public health ministry, and is the country’s most prominent gay rights activist.
Strongman. Not a Communist dictator, but a strongman. OK. Now here’s where opposites attract:
But some Cuban-American lawmakers blasted that decision, calling Castro a shill for her family’s Communist dictatorship. At the time, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., called her “a vociferous advocate of the regime and opponent of democracy.”
We detest Menendez probably 98% of the time, but here he’s spot on. These people should be ashamed of themselves.