The U.S. State Department lifted its travel ban on Mariela Castro & has authorized Ms. Castro to visit Philadelphia to participate in Equality Forum 2013, a national & international LGBT civil rights summit with Cuba as the featured nation. Mariela Castro is the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro & accepted being a panelist on the Cuba: Featured Nation Panel & being the recipient of the International Ally for LGBT Equality Award at the International Equality Dinner at Equality Forum 2013. Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director of Equality Forum stated, “Equality Forum is delighted that the State Department has affirmed democratic values by authorizing Mariela Castro to speak at Equality Forum 2013. Equality Forum 2013 is an open forum which will include a discussion of the history, progress & challenges of LGBT Cubans.” Ms. Castro, Director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), is the leading advocate for LGBT equality in Cuba. Ms. Castro is married & the mother of three children. She serves on international committees involving sexual issues & has published 13 scholarly articles & nine books. Equality Forum 2013 runs from May 2nd to 5th in Philadelphia has more than 30 programs including panels with national & international leaders.
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