Luis Rondon’s Diary

Joke of the Day

November 6, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Last Thursday at 3 PM, somebody knocked on my house door. Who is it at this time of day? I asked myself, curious, as I’m not used to receiving visits at home at this time in the afternoon.

Another Water Crisis and My Possible Solution

October 18, 2017 | No Comments »

I thought that my activism had resolved the water problem on my block, but when the problem is just as bad or worse, I thought that maybe it was hurricane Irma’s fault. It’s been more than a week now since this precious liquid hasn’t come to my home.

What Can We Expect from the Alternative Havana Biennial? (Video)

October 4, 2017 | 1 Comment »

News of the Havana Biennial being canceled by the National Council of Visual Arts was a hard blow to the artistic movement on the island. However the disappointment turned into initiative as a call went out to hold an Alternative Biennial in May of 2018.

Proposal to Help the Cuban People

September 18, 2017 | 8 comments

As a result of the serious damage that Hurricane Irma has inflicted on our country’s infrastructure, it’s imperative that the government keep the Cuban people’s needs in mind. Here are some suggestions.

Havana Post-Irma and What’s on the Horizon

September 14, 2017 | 5 comments

Havana has begun to recover. Some areas already have electricity and parks with WIFI connections have begun to fill with people, except for Havana’s Malecon seawall area because all the antennas were removed there in anticipation of the winds and sea surge.

Visiting a Nudist Beach in Florida

September 5, 2017 | 6 comments

On our way to our destination, fear and insecurity took over my mind, it would be the first time I’d be somewhere where everyone else would be naked in the light of day outside.

Getting an Insider’s View of Canada’s Gay Pride (Video)

August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Gay Pride week was recently celebrated in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was a nationwide political and cultural event which brought together Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals, Transgenders, Intersexuals, Queers, Questioning and Two-Spirits “LGBTIQQ2S” between August 10th and 20th.

Florida’s Gay Village, Life Stories and a Sauna

August 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

As an ambassador for the Cuban LGBT community, it was an interesting experience; I learned that the level of information that many people in the United States have about Cuba dates back to the ‘60s…

Arriving in the USA and My Border Control Interview

August 7, 2017 | 9 comments

A backpack and two suitcases was my baggage to fly from Terminal 2 at the Jose Marti Airport in Havana, to Fort Lauderdale in the United States on June 30th 2017. “Florida, wait for me I’m coming,” I said to myself while waiting for my flight once I’d got through airport security.

Preparations for My Trip to the United States

August 2, 2017 | 7 comments

Arriving in the United States was a real shock for me, taking into account the new political tensions between the two countries and the current US president’s stance on Cuba…