American transgender actress Candis Cayne in Cuba for LGBT event
The American transgender actress Candis Cayne will travel to Cuba with Jessi Calzado’s travel company, Cuba Inspires, as their first LGBT ambassador to the island and to take part in the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The event, organized and sponsored by the company, will take place in Havana the week of May 10 to 16, then Matanza May 16 to 21, and it includes seminars and conferences.
Cayne will be there the first week and speak on an activist panel and meet with President Raúl Castro’s daughter Mariela Castro Espín, who is head of Cuba’s Center for Sex Education, which advocates for LGBT rights.
One hundred members of the American LGBT community will be flown out to join the activities.