Candis Cayne Leads American LGBTs On Groundbreaking Trip To Cuba

The "I Am Cait" star will serve as an LGBT ambassador on a gay tour of Cuba.

Now that the Obama administration has eased the travel embargo on Cuba, Americans will have their first real chance to explore the country’s rich LGBT community.

Capitalizing on the opportunity, this month the travel company Cuba Inspires has chartered what’s believed to be the first LGBT-centric tour to Cuba, timed to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and local Pride celebrations.

Cubans members of the gay and lesbian community take part in a march during the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2013 in Ciego de Avila Province.        AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Candis Cayne is serving as the LGBT ambassador for the group, which will tour Havana May 10-16 and then move on to Matanza May 16-21. Page Six reports cameras for E!’s I am Cait will be filming during the excursion, which will include 100 members of America’s LGBT community.

Cayne will speak at a conference in Cuba alongside Mariela Castro, daughter of President Raúl Castro and the country’s de facto LGBT spokesperson.

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