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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 01:59 PM
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RADAR: Raul Castro well known to be gay
Interesting, to say the least.

Over the past six weeks, Americans have learned quite a bit about Raul Castro, who took over as head of the Cuban government in late July. One thing they haven't been told, however, is something millions of Cubans have long taken for granted: that little bro is gay.

It's not a new rumor by any means, but it has flamed up again in the wake of Fidel Castro's hospitalization for intestinal bleeding. News articles on exile websites about the hand over, which may prove temporary if Fidel ever recovers, are routinely accompanied by reader comments that refer to Raul as el maricon, a Spanish derogatory term equivalent to "faggot." Some sites claim he is bisexual (he is, after all, married with four children) or a cross-dresser, while others name his alleged partners. Asked how widespread the belief is, a member of a Cuban exile family from Miami told Radar simply, "Everyone knows Raul is gay."


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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 02:02 PM
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1. Uh yea....and........????
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 02:04 PM
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2. and the Miami Cubans are known as Gusanos
worms. Maricon sus mamas
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 02:47 PM
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3. Yeah, but he ain't that hot for an old man
And anyway, he's never done anything for me.

Did you know brother Fidel and Danielle Mitterand were secret lovers. So I've been told...
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insleeforprez Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 08:11 PM
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4. Just because people refer to someone they don't like
as a "faggot" does not mean that they are gay. It is just a general statement of discontent.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 06:14 PM
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6. Miami gusanos are merely displaying their well known homophobia
Raul Castro is not gay, but one his daughter is leading an effort to give full rights to transgender people in Cuba-she also leading the fight to have the Cuban parliament to recognize same sex marriage.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 12:09 AM
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5. He's 75! Even with Viagra its not that big a deal....
Edited on Fri Sep-08-06 12:10 AM by Rowdyboy
FAR more men than most people expect are bi-curious. Many men are more "sexual" than totally hetero or totally homo.

on edit: I. owever, am not one of them. 100% gay male with NO bi-curious interest. However, quite a few seemingly straight men are flexible.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 10:28 AM
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7. If he came to power and ended the brutal treatment of gays and lesbians...
in Cuba, then it would of interest to me.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 01:24 PM
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9. I believe those days are over
diversity training for police etc
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 11:16 AM
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8. no offense but who cares
this ranks up there with the rumor that Rove's stepfather was gay

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