"New organizations have been established in the last few years, including Isabelas in Santiago de Cuba, Oremi in Havana, and Fénix in Cienfuegos. They are all made up of lesbians working with CENESEX and the Federation of Cuban Women. Men for Diversity (HxD) has just been set up, and there have been meetings of transsexuals on a monthly basis," she added.
She highlighted the importance of having new institutions participating in the National Meeting and the Cuban Communist Party's Ideological Affairs Department holding a dialogue to promote further understanding of these realities.
"We are working very closely with teacher training schools because academic staff plays a key role in sex education and awareness-raising," she noted.
"We have been working to incorporate these issues into school curricula, and implementing training and sensitization activities for police and court officers," she recalled.
"There is no news yet about the bill we submitted to parliament to amend the Family Code (recognize same-sex marriages)," she regretted.
"Our idea is not simply to amend the law, but to convince and educate people on a permanent basis," she concluded.