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Police Nab World’s First Known Transsexual Mobster

mafiamain_732591aTrue story: Your editor briefly dated the son of a Jersey mafioso in college. He thought I was geeky, I thought he was short– it was sort of awesome– though friends kept telling me about his family connections and how his father was a big homophobe to try to protect me. Of course, this only added to the appeal.

All this is to explain our complete bias over news that Italian police have nabbed Ugo Gabriele, a member of the Camorra, one of Italy’s four mob families, in a raid in Naples. Yes, real mobsters are not cool Godfather types, but c’mon– a transsexual mobster who insists on being called ‘Kitty’ is just fucking cool– I mean other than the whole homicide and drug trafficking thing, of course.

The London Telegraph reports:

“Gabriele, 27, hardly conforms to the image of a gangster’s moll – his police mugshot shows him to be heavy set, with broad shoulders and a double chin.

But there is also an incongruous feminine touch – carefully sculpted eyebrows, blonde highlights in his hair and a light dab of lipstick.

Police said Gabriele was a mafia ‘capo’ or godfather who masterminded a drug dealing and prostitution racket in Naples for the Scissionisti clan of the Camorra.

Investigators said it was the first time they had arrested a transsexual mafia gangster.

Despite his chunky physique and masculine appearance he insisted on being addressed as Kitty, they said.

Gabriele was arrested with another 27 members of the Camorra, a powerful criminal organisation which was investigated by the Italian journalist Roberto Saviano in his best-selling book, Gomorrah, later made into a film.

“It’s a sign that the Camorra has changed not only its code of honour, which once forbade the killing of women and children; it has also changed its internal rules,” said the Corriere della Sera newspaper.”

So yes, very bad man, but awesome story of a real life gay mafioso.

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Feb 13, 2009
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    • Sebbe

      “heavy set, with broad shoulders and a double chin” – Ok sounds like a mobster so far.

      “But there is also an incongruous feminine touch.” – hmmmmmm

      “carefully sculpted eyebrows, blonde highlights in his hair and a light dab of lipstick.” – hey a mobster wants to look good too

      “Investigators said it was the first time they had arrested a transsexual mafia gangster.” – Did they check??

      “Despite his chunky physique and masculine appearance he insisted on being addressed as Kitty, they said.” – Ommm nuff said

      @ JAPHY – I’m in love with you for bringing this to our attention.

      Feb 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 7SnowyNights

      @ JAPHY – See, you got me interested, and then you cut me off. That’s just mean. We wanna know about your little Michael Corleone.

      And, details on the tranny: male to female? pre-op? Chonga? Two halves don’t make a full post, Japhy…

      Feb 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe

      “He thought I was geeky, I thought he was short– it was sort of awesome” My favorite line of the post.

      Japhy is a HGN – “Hot gay nerd”, hey there’s even a site, I just found it by mistake http://hotgaynerds.com/

      Feb 13, 2009 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      I smell a movie deal…

      Feb 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      I too once dated a little Michael Corleone whose Italian mother put money out on the street, if you get my drift, Japhy.

      Back in the early 80s, I borrowed $5,000. (a princely sum back then)from her when my credit was so trashed that no one would touch me with a ten foot poll. She handed me the cash, no questions asked and and let me name my own payback terms. No signatures. No witnesses. Nada. Just my handshake and my word as a gentleman.

      Since concrete shoes are not a fashion statement and I do not enjoy moonlight swims in the Hudson River, faithfully, each Friday evening I would stop by her apartment to deliver the weekly repayment I had agreed to and enjoy a hot, home cooked dinner she had prepared especially for “Michael” and me and a pleasant evening of pinochle afterward

      I have dealt with many banks since then and paid them a ton of interest, but you know what?

      Not one of them ever treated me to a hot, home cooked meal every Friday night, played cards with me and allowed me to boff their son too.

      Maybe I should stop dealing with banks? ;-)

      Feb 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      Martin Scorcese’s “Gayfellas” coming to a theater near you!

      Feb 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael

      2 words … Kirsti Ally

      Feb 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rico

      Funny as hell, Did she inspire the plucked eyebrow fetish among italian and latino men? especially here in Brooklyn, Long and Staten Islands and New Jersey. She must have had a lot of power.
      Kirsti Ally could be the mother or Aunt in movie, but the star him/herself Sean Penn……Brilliant

      Feb 14, 2009 at 1:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mb00

      @alan brickman: hahaha!!! I was just thinking the exact same thing. I bet John Travolta is creaming her panties to play the main role.

      Feb 14, 2009 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe

      Fat Kristi – LMAO

      Feb 14, 2009 at 7:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      All this joking about a movie, but a transexual mobster isn’t far from the tired murderous cross-dresser meme popularized by Brian DePalmer’s “Dressed to Kill”.

      Not that I wouldn’t rush to see Tranny Soprano having people whacked, I certainly WOULD, but I’m just saying. The public always seems use this image to inspire fear and scare the masses. After all, a big burly man in a dress, he must be a psycho killer, right?

      Feb 14, 2009 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • outskirt.hostess

      oh please…let there be part of this family in Philly. I want to head over to Bump or Stir and rub elbows with a different kind of family.

      Feb 14, 2009 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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