Cuba: Gay man, transgender woman marry

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August 14, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"A Cuban man and transgender woman have married in what is being seen as the country's first 'gay wedding.' Same sex marriage is illegal in Cuba, but bride Wendy Iriepa is legally a woman after undergoing one of the first state-sponsored sex changes in 2007. Her fiance, Ignacio Estrada, is a noted dissident and gay rights activist in Cuba and suffers from AIDS. The couple said the wedding, timed to coincide with Fidel Castro's birthday, was a 'gift' for the former leader. The wedding in Havana was attended by prominent dissidents and members of the gay community." (08/04/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14514240  

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