APTOPIX Cuba International Day Against Homophobia

May 17, 2012 - 11:06 AM
Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, holds a sign demanding President Barack Obama release five Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in U.S., popularly known as the "Cuban Five," before the start of a parade marking the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Mariela Castro said during the gay rights march Saturday that her father advocated eliminating sexual discrimination, and reiterated her own hope the country would soon legalize same sex marriage. International Day Against Homophobia is celebrated globally on May 17 commemorating the World Health Organization's declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)