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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 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. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people faced official discrimination for years in communist Cuba.