Kerala: Trans Couple Creates History For The First Legal Wedding In The State

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

May 10th, 2018 / 5:51 PM

Image Credit: Shijina Kishore Khan 

Today history was created as a transsexual couple from Kerala got married under the Special Marriage Act with blessings from their families.

With a laughter and joy-filled ceremony, the couples Surya and Ishaan K Shaan made their wedding possible which seemed like a dream a year ago, reported The Hindu. Surya decked up in bridal wear and accepted Ishaan as her life partner with the blessings and love from their parents. People from the transgender community were present there to celebrate the day.


Religion and Gender no bar

Ishaan, a 33-year-old, underwent female-to-male surgery, tied the knot with 31-year-old Surya, who had undergone male-to-female surgery. Both Ishaan, a Muslim, and Surya, an upper-caste Hindu Nair, had blessings of their families.

Surya had come out as a trans woman in 2000 when Kerala still looked down upon LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) rights. She fought through all odds and has successfully become an actor and a transgender activist. Ishaan, growing up in a conservative household, had to go through a lot of hostility to assert his identity.

“This is such a huge step for the trans community,” says Jagadish Babu, who came from Kovalam to attend the wedding. “No one should think that the transgender community should be denied happiness or opportunities to live like anyone else. This is indeed a big step forward,” reported The News Minute.

The Logical Indian congratulates the couple and wishes them all the best for their future.


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