Men to Women Transition – Before and After

Contemporary Cuba has made great strides in LGBT rights since the 1960s, when many gay men were forced into labor camps under Fidel Castro’s rule. However, many employers still hang on to their prejudices, making it difficult for transgender individuals to find access to jobs and education.

Some facing discrimination and oppression turn to prostitution or drug trafficking as a means of supporting themselves. As a result, most visual documentation of transgender culture in Cuba revolves around these marginal areas of life.

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