Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela Castro led a march on Wednesday in Santa Clara to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
As the director of Cuba's National Center for Sexual Education, she said she is committed to educating Cubans about the need to accept the LGBTQ community.
Rainbow flags were also flying on Saturday when some 2,000 demonstrators participated in a similar march in Havana's Vedado neighborhood.
Castro has worked for about a decade to put behind the days when Fidel Castro detained members of the LGBTQ community in labor camps.
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