Kerala is called a state of progression. The state is not only known for its high rate of literacy, but also for it’s progressive thoughts and this has been again proved in Kerala.
Ishan, a 32-year-old trans man who underwent gender reassignment surgery two years ago, announced his wedding to well-known trans activist and TV anchor Surya in April this year. Ever since the couple announced that they were getting married, the transgender community in Kerala has been in a mode of celebration. Ishan met Surya six years ago at an event and they have been dating since then.
The marriage, registered under special marriage act, witnessed the presence of many eminent personalities and activists from across the state. Hundreds of people, including a number of transgender activists, took part in the wedding held at Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran also arrived at wedding function to congratulate the young couple. Surya, 31, who was born a woman, is a popular television face in Kerala.
Ishan, a Muslim, and Surya, an upper-caste Hindu Nair, have the blessings of their families. Surya will be living with Ishan’s family. Surya was the first trangender from Kerala to acquire a voter ID card. And she did vote too.
The marriage has become a trending topic all over India with requests. This marriage is a wonderful example of how people must live peacefully.