HAVANA (Reuters) – a homosexual dissident and a transsexual woman hitched on Saturday with what had been reported to be an initial for Cuba, then draped by themselves within the rainbow banner of homosexual pride and rode through the roads of Havana.
Gay liberties activist and dissident Ignacio Estrada and wendy that is transexual salute waving a LGBT flag from a convertible vehicle after their wedding in Havana August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
In a straightforward civil ceremony in the middle of much hoopla, Ignacio Estrada, 31, and Wendy Iriepa, 37, finalized a wedding certificate, exchanged bands and kissed before a situation official, whom wished them much delight.
It absolutely was not theoretically a same-sex wedding, that is forbidden in Cuba, and received no disturbance from authorities
Because Iriepa is legitimately a female after undergoing Cuba’s first state-sanctioned intercourse modification operation in 2007.
Nevertheless the wedding, held on Fidel Castro’s birthday that is 85th just just what the few had called a “gift” towards the previous frontrunner, ended up being targeted at advancing homosexual legal rights in Cuba and tinged with politics as a number of Cuba’s best-known dissidents participated and U.S. Læs videre “Gay guy marries woman that is transsexual Cuban first”