Castro Turns 85 and Cuba Celebrates its First Gay Wedding

13 Aug
Fidel Castro becomes the leader of Cuba as a r...

"By the power invested in me by the Republica de Cuba, I now pronounce you..."

A perusal of today’s headlines show a stark difference in coverage of Fidel Castro’s 85th birthday.

In more interesting news, a Cuban couple – a transgender woman (Cuba has authorized sex changes under its national health policy) and a gay man are celebrating Castro’s birthday by getting married – it’s a “gift” to the former leader, they say.  While same sex marriage is still banned in Cuba, the event is considered by the media, and the couple themselves, as the country’s first gay marriage. Their wedding, the couple says, “will be an ode to freedom, and the rights of the LGBT community.”  How revolutionary indeed.

One Response to “Castro Turns 85 and Cuba Celebrates its First Gay Wedding”


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