Cuba Cancels Pride Events Due To ‘Uncertainty The Country Is Experiencing’

The Washington Blade is reporting that Cuba’s annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches – scheduled for May 11 in Havana and May 17 in Camagüey – have been cancelled.

Posted on the Facebook page of the National Center for Sexual Education, which is directed by Mariela Castro, is a statement saying the events were cancelled due to “current uncertainty the country is experiencing.”

The Facebook post goes on to say the Cuban Ministry of Public Health made the decision to cancel the events.

The first Pride parade held in Cuban occurred in 2009.

LGBTQ Cubans were disappointed when marriage equality was removed from a draft of Cuba’s new constitution.

From last year’s Pride event: