Monday, June 05, 2006

Cuba: The Dark Side of the Moon

Ok, I was going to post a lengthy one on this but over the weekend the Chicago Tribune did me a favor and had an article on this soap opera, which is aparently the first government-sponsored television show to tackle bisexuality and homosexuality on Cuban television. In "Helping Cubans realize what it means to be gay" (Chicago Tribune, June 5, 2006), reporter Gary Marx writes about the changing environment for gays in Cuba (as in most of Latin America) and the diverse reactions that the storyline has provoked. Back on May 3rd, the BBC also ran an article on the series which you can read here.

For those of you who read Spanish, there has been a barrage of articles and essays on this soap as of late. Here is a sample which includes commentary from a couple of Cuban-based publications:

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