Following decades of persecution and neglect, Cuba’s LGBT community finds itself amid a new struggle: the fight for equality. A recent announcement calls Mariela Castro, the charismatic daughter of President Raúl Castro, leader of this new uprising. Also a member of Cuba’s National Assembly, Mariela is using her passion and pedigree to promote acceptance in the face of prejudice.
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution is a new documentary that follows Castro and her LGBT supporters as they spread their universal message of equality across the island. Directed by Jon Alpert (HBO’s Emmy-winning “Baghdad ER”), the documentary highlights gay, lesbian and trans activists through revealing stories of pain, love, strength and perseverance, all told against a rapidly changing social and political backdrop.
Tune into HBO on Monday, Nov. 28, at 9:00-9:40 p.m. ET/PT.