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Tourists are amused by seeing drag artists perform in cabaret in the Cuban capital of Havana.

But although the government has become more tolerant since the days they sent gays to labour camps, gays and transexuals still find it difficult to relax in the prevailing 'macho' culture.

Alongside the official cabarets, there are transient clubs in the suburbs, where the drag artists feel they can be themselves rather than figures of fun.

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Panos London

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09/01/2003

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