May 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm EDT | by Michael Key
Mariela Castro, Havana, Cuba, gay news, Washington Blade, IDAHOT, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro, rides in the march observing the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

HAVANA — More than 2,000 people marched in the streets of Havana on Saturday, May 13 for the 10th annual observance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba.

Mariela Castro, a member of the Cuban National Assembly and director of the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX), rode in a 1950s-era car during the march.

Following the march, Castro and Metropolitan Community Church founder Rev. Troy Perry spoke at a rally. Havana, gay news, Washington Blade (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

Michael Key has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Blade since 2009 and is currently serving as the photo editor. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on the campaign trail and in cities along the East Coast taking iconic photos documenting the extension of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Follow Michael

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