Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Cubans greet gay soap with curiosity and controversy

Cuban telenovela “The Hidden Side of the Moon” introduced a homosexual character several months ago and has been met by high ratings as well as derision from the Catholic Church. Moreover, it seems like the telenovela has broken some cultural and political barriers against gays in Cuba as one homosexual noted that “when I was 18, people on the street used to shout, ‘Hey, faggot!’ That doesn't happen anymore”. Yet not all gays are pleased with the tactic taken by “The Hidden Side of the Moon” since the gay characters on the program contract AIDS.

Links- United Press International, Miami Herald

Image- BBC News (Cuban family watching state television)

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