ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Meet Kerala, India’s First “Married” Gay Couple

08/25/2019 | Instinct Magazine

A gay couple in India is getting mass attention for their love. And now, the couple are being referred to as the first “married” gay couple in the state of Kerala. On July 4, 2018, Businessman Nikesh Usha Pushkaran and tech expert Sonu MS, who met on a dating app, held a secret ring exchange ceremony at a temple in Kerala. Though not legally recognized, the moment was meant to signify their love and bond. And now, the rest of the world is basking in that love. The couple came out to close friends and family before coming out to the public on June 29, 2019. After the duo came out through a Facebook post, they received a rush of warm wishes and support. “Sonu turned a little apprehensive before leaving for workplace, he was tensed. I boosted his confidence saying that a class of educated and sensible people would react well. To his surprise, they greeted him with hugs and handshakes. He returned happily from work,” said Nikesh to News18.

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