they decided to make their relationship permanent.
An Indian man married a transgender woman in the town of Yellandu, Telangana.
It was reported that daily labourer Gudepu Rupesh fell in love with transgender woman Revathi sometime in 2019.
They rented a house and lived together.
The couple later decided to get married.
After convincing their families about their relationship and desire to get married, they tied the knot in front of family and friends.
The lavish wedding took place on March 11, 2022, much to the delight of many.
Rupesh explained that they were initially friends but it soon turned to love. And after living together, they decided to make their relationship permanent.
He said they persuaded family members and after receiving their consent, they got married.
The wedding attracted a lot of attention, especially among the transgender community in Telangana.
Transgender people travelled from Khammam, Warangal, Bhuplapally and Kothagudem to be at the wedding.
It is believed that there are several million transgender people in India and being transgender is gradually becoming more accepted, with some members of the community getting married.
Previously, a transgender couple had a traditional Bengali wedding.
The couple both underwent gender reassignment surgery.
Bride Tista Das groom Dipan Chakravarthy were surrounded by their friends and family as they took part in rituals. They pledged their love for each other in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Tista said: “We are feeling awesome actually. We are out of the gender box and we love to be an exception and we think this is a strong bond between us.
“It’s a bond of love. It’s a bond of liberty also.
“And this is the solidarity of our souls.”
Tista explained that she has fought for a long time to “achieve her identity as a woman, as a human being”. She added:
“I was not even considered as a human being in this brutal society.”
Anurag Maitrayee, who is a friend of the couple and is also transgender, called the wedding ceremony a “beautiful, emotional union of two hearts and two souls”.
Anurag also said: “Despite all the oddities and all the atrocities, I have seen how Tista and her journey from a man into a woman and her relation, emotion, love with a person with a soul whose journey is from a woman to a man.”