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Several arrested at the pride parade in Cuba

around a hundred people had gathered, despite the communist government misstycke, were dispersed, since they lacked a permit for the event.

Then twelve years, organizes the country's authority for sexual education (Cenesex), an annual parade against homophobia in Havana. But this year was put.

the Agency's director Mariela Castro, who is the daughter of communist party leaders Raúl Castro, has said that it is because there are groups that want to use the parade to undermine the government, after the relationship between Cuba and the united states have deteriorated.

instead, it is about the church, which they say works against lgbt rights, has received more influence in Cuba.

Cenesex condemned the alternative parade and called it a provocation. Several activists who participated in the parade say they have been threatened.

"this is not a political march, it is a celebration for the visibility of lgbt groups," says Myrna Rosa Padrón Dickson.

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