Cuba celebrated their first transgender wedding ceremony - complete with American diplomats some of Cuba's best known dissidents. One can only imagine how festive the reception was!
A gay man and a transgender woman have married in a first-of-its-kind wedding for Cuba.
Ignacio Estrada, 31, and Wendy Iriepa, 37, tied the knot as a transexual couple on Saturday at a government marriage office, where they signed a marriage certificate, exchanged rings and kissed before a state official.
Same-sex marriage is banned in Cuba but the couple's union did not break the law. Iriepa, the bride, is legally a woman after undergoing the country's first state-sanctioned sex change operation in 2007.
It may not be a "gay wedding," but the bride arrived in a 1950s convertible waving a giant pride flag. It's a little odd how they keep referring to Estrada as a gay man throughout the article since this, but at the end they throw in that he has AIDS.
Seems to me like it's less a "transgender wedding" than an "opposite sex" wedding.