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A matrimonial website for transgenders



Sudha introduces herself as “Mrs. Sudha Sridhar” with a hint of pride. “I want to have a child through a surrogate mother,” says Sudha, a transgender (TG). In the world of TG women, such stories of marital bliss are rare. The majority are exploited for sex and money by the men in their lives. Now, thirunangai.net, “the world’s first matrimonial website for transgenders”, seeks to break this pattern. Carrying profiles of TGs, the website invites only men willing to get into a lifelong relationship, as binding as marriage, with a TG.

, thirunangai.net has a committee that processes every proposal and organises a face-to-face interview with a man who has written in and expressed an interest in any of the TGs profiled on the site.

“His creed, caste and religion are not of any importance. The man has to be in a job that will enable him to support a family. And, yes, we insist on meeting up with his closest kinsmen.”

At present, the site has profiles of six women and the information is mostly in Tamil. “ In the near future, the site will present the information in English as well. We also plan to offer profiles in Spanish.” Thirunangai.net does not charge for its matrimonial services.

PRINCE FREDERICK

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