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India’s first transsexual matrimony site
Published on 3 Sep. 2009 12:58 AM IST
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The Internet isn’t just for fun facts or information it has also helped many people find true love. And now it’s coming to the rescue of lonely transsexuals with - India’s first matrimonial website for transsexuals. Sowmiya, a transsexual is young, single and wants to settle down. She’s looking for someone good-looking, educated who will accept her for who she is. Now her dream could come true with just a mouse click away. Thanks to “I am confident that I will find the right person. But I’m still scared that the society and men will not accept a transsexual as a wife. But if they do and if someone comes forward to marry me, I’d love to get married and lead a happy life,” said Sowmiya. is an initiative by Sahodari Foundation, an organisation that has been working for the welfare of transsexuals. It’s just been four days since the launch of the website and already hundreds of responses and queries are pouring in. Not just from India, but abroad as well. “This is an attempt with two objectives. One is to find the right person for transsexuals and the other objective is to raise the issue of matrimonial rights and adoption rights for transsexual women,” said, Founder-director, Sahodari Foundation, Kalki Subramaniam. If the striking down of Article 377 was good news for the third gender, this website is big step forward. It hopes to secure for these transsexuals the respect they deserve, as the name of the website suggests.

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