CIENFUEGOS, Cuba — The Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights on Wednesday recognized the Washington Blade for its ongoing coverage of LGBT-specific issues on the Communist island.
International News Editor Michael Lavers spoke on behalf of the Blade during a visit to the organization’s headquarters in the Cuban city of Cienfuegos.
“The Blade is honored to receive this recognition from the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights,” said Lavers. “The Blade remains pleased to be able to share the stories of Cuban LGBT rights advocates and their efforts with our readers.”
“We’d like to thank the LGBT people of Cuba for sharing their stories with us and the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights for this honor,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff. “This award is a reflection of the Blade’s commitment to covering the plight of LGBT people around the world.”
Lavers is currently in Cuba to report on the country’s LGBT rights movement. He also traveled to the island in May 2015.