Ana's Story: Transgender in Cuba

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Ana's Story: Transgender in Cuba

Earlier on in life, Ana commonly suffered from mistreatment for dressing like a woman. However there has been a slow change towards acceptance in Cuba. In fact, the Cuban government funded Ana Rafaela Diaz Gomez's sex change.

For the past 6 years, Cubans have had the opportunity to get government funded reassignment procedures in addition to hormone replacement therapy. Once you make the decision you cannot go back on it.

Ana speaks about the importance of her legal identity change and how it has made her transition easier. Despite progress in this area, Cuba still does not recognize same sex marriage. Changes will no doubt be pursued in this respect.

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