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Havana, asylum, and the queens of Hanoi

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Cuba’s gay renaissance

Hundreds danced through the streets of Havana for the country’s 11th annual campaign against homophobia. With an award-winning actress and key political figure in the parade, Cuba’s Pride movement is having a moment. [NBC]

Neighbours burn down Tijuana LGBT shelter

Neighbours of a shelter for LGBT refugees and immigrants in Tijuana, Mexico, attacked the compound Monday and set it on fire. [Desastre]

World celebrates IDAHOTB

LGBT rights advocates around the world from Cuba to Geneva are preparing marches, protests and ceremonies for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia this week. [Washington Blade]

Ugandan asylum seeker told to “find religion”

A Ugandan lesbian woman says a UK official told her to “find religion” and stop being a lesbian after she fled her native country. [Gay Star News]

The queens of Hanoi

It started as a RuPaul’s Drag Race watching party. Now these drag queens are some of the most dynamic players in Hanoi’s LGBT scene. [South China Morning Post]