Guwahati/ 10th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):
In a first for the state of Kerala, a transsexual couple got their wedding solemnized under the provisions of Special Marriages Act.
Transsexual couple in Kerala get married
The transsexual couple, Ishaaan K Shaan and Surya, made the impossible into possibility today morning by becoming the first transsexual couple in the State to tie the knot with the blessings of their families.
Both families and friends of the bride as well as the bride groom were present at the wedding venue, filling up the air with laughter and mirth. Surya was decked up in traditional bridal wear, accepted Ishaan as her life partner under the guidance of their parents and well-wishers. Present to witness the historic moment was many from the LGBTQI community, and friends from different walks of life.
Surya had come out of the closet in the early 2000s, a time when Kerala still feigned ignorance of LGBT (Lesbian, gay Bisexual and Transgender) rights. She had braved many odds and hurdles from the society as she tried to come out of her closet. Ishaan too had to face many hurdles in his life trying to convince his over conservative family of his being a Trans man.
After fighting all odds and hurdles, the couple decided on a legal marriage and their dream came true when the two families gave their consent to their marriage.