Kerala: Surya and Ishaan create history as first transsexual couple to tie knot
For the first time in Kerala, a transsexual couple in the State tied the knot with the blessings of their families. The marriage was performed under the Special Marriages Act. Ishaan K Shan and Surya, both are residents of Thiruvananthapuram, thus 'officially' became the first trangender couple in the state.
Surya is a TV-stage artiste and a state committee member of transgender welfare board while Ishaan is a businessperson.
Ishan announced his wedding to well-known trans activist and TV anchor Surya in April.
The grand function saw at least 500 people in attendance including many from the LGBTQI community, and friends from different walks of life.
The duo had decided on a legal marriage and their dream came true when the two families consented to their wishes.
Ishaan and Surya underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2015 and 2014 respectively. Being active members of community working for the welfare of transgender community, Surya and Ishaan knew each other for past six years.
Ishaan proposed Surya around six months ago and they got married with the support of their families. The transgender community conducted marriage in a festive mood with dance and song.