Now this is the kind of activism we can get behind!
Gay activists in Cuba held a kiss-in demonstration and presented a petition demanding civil rights for the LGBT community from the Cuban government.
More after the jump!
In preparation for Cuba's second LGBT Pride parade, fifty activists signed the petition and presented it to the National Assembly of People's Power.
Activist Ignacio Estrada says, "Our document calls on the Cuban government to fully comply with international agreements it has signed on human rights, especially those that apply to LGBT rights."
According to The Miami Herald, "The petition also calls on lawmakers to launch an investigation of the Military Units to Aid Production, or UMAPs — hard-labor camps created by Fidel Castro during the 1960s to detain homosexuals and government critics — and requests trials for government officials responsible for the camps."
Estrada says they're also calling on authorities to stop applying "the vaguely worded crime of 'pre-criminal dangerousness' to gays and instead investigate complaints of those who are beaten or fired from their jobs because of their sexual orientation."
The "Kiss-In for Diversity and Equality" at the Ramon Fonst sports arena was organized by Project Rainbow, an "anti-capitalist and independent LGBT group."
Now about this kiss-in...video or it didn't happen!