For the first time in Manipur, a same sex marriage was held here in public on Thursday.

The parents and other family members of the two youths, however, did not attend it. Sandip Soibam was in a relationship with Nikhil Hidangmayum.

Nikhil runs a beauty parlour and Sandip works in it. Dressed as bride, Nikhil came on the stage amidst cheers.

A large number of transvestites attended the wedding.

The first same sex marriage took place on November 25, 2009, but Wahengbam Dinesh and Karam Rakesh tied the knots in private.