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LGBT+ Travel Guide

CUBA

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Cuba is a popular LGBTQ+ travel destination thanks to its rich history and culture, unspoiled nature, and yes, vibrant gay life – especially compared to other islands in the Caribbean. For decades, LGBTQ+ Cubans were the black sheep of Cuba — outcasts trapped on a Caribbean Island that was at once conservative, Catholic, and communist.While Cuba remains socially conservative, especially outside of big cities, times have changed dramatically.

 

You’ll find a visible queer scene in Havana: in the Vedado neighborhood, along the Malacón at Mi Cayito beach, which is popular with gay men, and in bars and clubs that reflect a more innocent, pre-Grindr time.

Holding hands and basic affection isn’t a big deal in Havana, especially in the areas around where LGBTQ+ people congregate. But a little more caution is advised outside the city. 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUB)

Voltage & Plug: 110 - 220V / Type A / B / C / L

LGBT+ INDEX: 48 / 203

Equal Marriage: Yes 

Gender Identity: Legal