Gender No-Bar For Transgender Couple Who Met While Transitioning At A Mumbai Clinic

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| August 22 , 2017 , 18:57 IST

Love truly is blind regardless of what the gender might be, an unusual couple who met at a gender-reassignment clinic in Mumbai discovered.

Aarav Appukuttan (a man who was born a woman) and Sukanyeah Krishna (a woman who was born a man) first met in the waiting room of a gender reassignment clinic in Mumbai three years ago as they both were going to undergo surgery to change their respective genders.

It was love at first sight for the unusual couple who exchanged numbers after "realising we both cared deeply for one another" Appukuttan told a news agency, and there was no turning back.  

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"I just want to spend my entire life with Sukanyeah after our legal marriage," said the 46-year-old, who questioned his gender for nearly 3 decades before finally undergoing surgery to become a man.

"We are awaiting changes to our official documents from the government... after which we plan to get married in Kerala," he added.

Planning a traditional Hindu wedding, the couple is not expecting any legal obstacles to their marriage, but is concerned on how the marriage will be received by society.

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"Everyone in the transgender community including hijras are abused and face attacks everyday. Families are worried about how society will perceive their trans children, but the society needs to reform," said 21-year-old Krishna.

"We receive eviscerating responses from people, and they try to criticise us, so we are trying to set an example for society and younger trans-people by telling our stories," said Krishna.

The couple is already planning for the future and hope to adopt a child once their marriage is legally solemnised.

"We want a child in our life despite our biological limitations, so we will adopt. All our lives will be changed for the better and we will be a complete family," said Appukuttan.