If there was anything different about the third edition of the Miss Trans Queen India 2019, it was that all the participants could take heart from the fact that the winners represented the entire LGBTQ+ community.
The duo, who both underwent sex re-assignment surgeries, have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony earlier this month, grabbing headlines all across the world. As people across the globe cheered for their life together, within their community in the state, there has been criticism.
With the 5-to-4 ruling, Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations _ Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Uruguay _ that have legalized same-sex marriage either through judicial rulings, or less frequently, legislative action.
From love stories to gay parenting and from friendship to politics, it is disheartening to read such stories. These complex tales don't only focus on sexuality but also on the experiences and struggles of the LGBT+community.