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Machos, Maricones, and Gays

By Ian Lumsden
ISBN: 9781899365128
£19.95

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  • Synopsis
    Since the Cuban revolution in 1959, male homosexuality has been a controversial aspect of Cuban society. In this account of homosexual life, Ian Lumsden explores the treatment of male homosexuality under Castro within the framework of pre-revolution prejudices and preconceptions. This first-hand report links the cultural history and current erosion of traditional machismo, the correlation between traditional women's roles and the relationships between gay men, and homosexuality as defined by the law and as presented in typical sex education. From the international controversy over state-imposed sanatoriums for HIV/AIDS patients, to the underground gay social scene, to the issues affecting gay life and family ties, Lumsden sheds light on a little-known and misunderstood aspect of modern Cuban society.
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Ian Lumsden
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 292
    Format Paperback / softback