First “Gay” Cuban Wedding Held

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News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Mon. Aug. 15, 2011: Cuba on Saturday saw its first “gay wedding” as Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada tied the knot on Fidel Castro’s birthday.

Estrada, 31, is a noted dissident and gay rights activist in Cuba who has AIDS while Iriepa, 37, is legally a woman after undergoing one of the first state-sponsored sex changes in 2007.

The wedding was attended by prominent dissidents and members of the gay community in Havana.

The couple said the wedding was a “gift” for the former leader.