Photos: Leandro Pérez Pérez/AdelantePhotos: Leandro Pérez Pérez/AdelanteCAMAGÜEY.-"The Revolution has cost very expensive to be irreverent, not to be subdued by imperialism," said Mariela Castro Espín, director of the National Center for Sexual Education (Cenesex), in academic exchange held at the Medical University of Camagüey , as part of the program of the 12th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

"There is nothing more original than making a Revolution," she expressed, saying that continuity is not to rest on the road to that goal of getting freedom for each individual, for "people are free as soon as they are aware of their needs, theirs, not those that someone imposes them. "

She shared arguments about the even more intensified yankee policy against the Cuban people and the variety of ways in which they slandered the system, to discredit it. She specified that Cenesex itself has been the target of this attack, and that for that reason, people of the religious field as well as LGBTI activists has been recruited from Miami.

"Thinking differently is not dangerous. The fact that some do not share our proposals must be respected, " she said, given the concern from the public about how to act before" the church. " And with this desire to recognize diversity, she clarified that one cannot speak of "church" in singular, because there are more than 60 in Cuba, and that even, inside them, opinions differ. "My advice is always to encourage dialogue with the churches," she replied.

It was also abounded in the new Cuban Constitution. Manuel Vázquez Seijido, deputy director of the Cenesex, contributed the legal vision, recognizing the substantial advances of the Magna Carta, which begin from the first article, which among the fundamental principles of the Republic recognizes that this is a state of social justice and that is intended for equity for its citizens. That distinction between equity and equality is meritorious, it is current, it is fair. He described the law as very revolutionary and said that the Family Code in which it is currently working will also be.

Doubts and reflections shared in the meeting showed that the change leading the Cenesex is on the right course, but much remains to be done to the evolution of the legislative, the cultural comes, because we have not ceased to be a patriarchal culture, binary , heteronormative.

It was pointed out in the dialogue, as a debt of the current Cuba, the real integration of the transgender people. They have equal access to studies, but they do not usually finish them, recognized the director of a school of professional technical education, and confirmed the director of Cenesex to share this result of her doctoral thesis.

"Being trans is not a choice. If I had had the opportunity to choose, I would be an alpha male, because I was born with blond hair and white skin, said Uruguayan activist Collette Spinetti, who participates in the day here. And, to continue deconstructing taboos, she added that she assumes that happy identity with the body with which she came into the world, without hormones or operation. Multiple ways to be a woman, man, gay, lesbian, trans... proved from her experience.

Another foreign participant of the activities, Mexican Ari Vera, also applauded the news in the law of our country and stressed the importance of being interpreted and applied well, for the happiness of all citizens. "When we leave a trans out we are losing a talent, we are being less dignified," she argued.

Precisely the dignity that is law here from the first day of 1959, defends the Cuban days against Homophobia and Transphobia, which leave in the provinces headquarters lessons of respect and humanism. Today, in Camagüey, one was heard, in different ways, in different voices: Revolution is inclusion.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez