Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays

Published: September 1, 2010

Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s.

The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.

"If someone is responsible, it’s me," he said.

He added that he did not have any personal prejudice against gays and lesbians but was trying to work out how responsible he was for the persecution.

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