In a society that promotes age-old rules of heteronormativity, it is expected that a cis-gender man would marry a cis-gender woman. A cis-gender man marrying a transgender woman is a huge taboo and is severely looked down upon. Some families would go above and beyond to stop a union like this.
However, this did not scare a man from Telangana’s Khammam city named Ganesh. He met a transgender woman named Deepu a year ago in Hyderabad and fell in love. Deepu hails from Andhra Pradesh’s Nandigama town.
Falling in love was easy. But to take the next step forward and commit to each other was difficult. Both Ganesh and Deepu faced opposition from their respective families who weren’t ready or willing to accept their union. But that did not cause a moment of doubt within the two lovebirds.
They decided to get married against the wishes of their family, and so they did. According to News18, the two recently got married and even approached the cops to provide them protection from their families. Their story was shared on X (formerly Twitter) by journalist Uma Sudhir.
“Love knows no gender or region: newly married couple Ganesh from Khammam, Telangana & Deepu, transgender from Nandigama Andhra Pradesh, met in Hyderabad & fell in love one year ago; they got married one week ago & came to PS for protection as families opposed,” she wrote on X.
Have a look at her post here:
Love knows no gender or region: newly married couple Ganesh from #Khammam #Telangana & Deepu, transgender from #Nandigama #AndhraPradesh, met in #Hyderabad & fell in love one year ago; they got married one week ago & came to PS for protection as families opposed @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/cKiShVjbIO
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) November 6, 2023
Love is not always about fancy dates and romantic gestures. Sometimes, it is about standing up against society to be with the love of your life. 🙂