What issues should LGBT participants be aware of in Cuba?

InsightCuba has a philosophy of inclusion and shared humanity and, as such, welcomes people of all races, ethnicity, beliefs, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

It is of great importance that our participants be aware of cultural norms and perceptions in the country where they are traveling. Cuba is changing dramatically, in regards to popular opinion and national policy towards the LGBT community, although homophobia remains a reality of daily life.  It should also be noted, that despite a vibrant LGBT community, gay and lesbian establishments do not exist as they do in the states.  

If at any time during the program, LGBT travelers need support, they should not hesitate to call our U.S. office.