Luis Rondon’s Diary

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…

Trump’s New Policy, Who Really Benefits?

June 19, 2017 | 13 comments

Last Friday, I was hanging onto every word the new US president said. Personally-speaking, I believe his speech was a well-orchestrated political show to win over the extreme Right of this country which is mainly concentrated in Miami.

Fragments of My Short Trip to Lima

June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment »

I never thought that it would be such a diverse and developed city. When I visited one of its parks, I realized that their laws are very strict with those who abuse animals or the environment…

Educating a homophobe

May 31, 2017 | No Comments »

A few hours after having displayed my pride for being different in a public space, I was faced with one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever had in my life. But I must admit that the outcome was very insightful for me and educational for the other person involved in this encounter.