Has there been any evidence of Che Guevara being homophobic? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Your professor is correct. Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serno, the Argentine physician and Marxist revolutionary, held a very strict view of whom he assumed were true Marxists. This excluded students, intellectuals, union leaders, and homosexuals—in fact, anyone whom he deemed had openly questioned his interpretation of Marxist doctrine.
Che wasn’t just extracting the Castro regime’s pound of flesh from proponents of the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship; he held himself as the moral authority to whom all Cuban citizens must answer. His personal executions of former Batista loyalists and dissidents of la revolucion at La Cabana prison, as well as his merciless enforcement of Article 215 of Cuba's Penal Code, forbidding anyone from leaving the island, are testament to his ruthless arrogance.
You can read more about him in “The First Casualty,” the premier episode of a dramatic series I’ve written called Cool Gray Dawn. Here is the link: