Hyderabad: In a first, a gay couple in Hyderabad tied the knot. Touted as the ‘first’ wedding of gay men in Telangana, Supriyo Chakraborty and Abhay Dang, entered into wedlock making their nearly decade-long relationship official. Supriyo said the wedding has sent out a strong message to everybody that no one’s permission was needed to be happy.
Even actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu retweeted the news while congratulating the couple.
“I now pronounce you husband and husband,” said Sophia David, a friend of the couple from Hyderabad who is also from the LGBTQ community.
The white-themed wedding which followed both Bengali and Punjabi rituals witnessed over 60 guests comprising friends, family and members of the LGBTQ community.
Supriyo and Abhay, professionals in hospitality and information technology sectors respectively, met through an online dating app in 2012 and have been living together since then. Supriyo said the wedding celebrations was to “celebrate our union,” with friends and family. Once the same sex marriages are legalised in the country they would register their wedding, he said.