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How a Gay Indian Wedding is Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Gender roles? Not at this gay Indian wedding. 👬

Indian Gay Couple Breaks Gender Specificity at their own wedding.

This Indian gay couple is breaking gender stereotypes — at their own wedding. Vaibhav Jain and Parag Mehta had a huge wedding. Vaibhav Jain and Parag Mehta danced wore mehendi were given away by their parents and didn't miss any traditional wedding rituals. They had a big fat Indian wedding in Texas, with all the magnificence and the rituals. They got married on March 30, in a traditional Jain ceremony, attended by family and friends from across the U.S. and India. The duo's wedding festivity kickstarted with a Garba night and was followed by other ceremonies including Mehendi and Var-Daan. Interestingly, it was Vaibhav who wrote and made a few changes in the traditions with his officiant. The wedding was concluded with an American reception with guests dancing on hit Bollywood numbers and obviously the mouthwatering delicious Indian food.

Vaibhav is a research associate with the American Institutes for Research and Executive Board member of the South Asian Public Health Association. Parag is a Senior Vice President at Mastercard and is the former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the 19th US Surgeon General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“I want to have the same traditions and rituals, and I want to show the world that it is possible to have that whether you're a straight couple or a gay couple. In Desi weddings, whether they're Hindu or Muslim or Sikh, there's so much gender specificity, right? The role for the girl, the role for the boy, the role for the maternal side, the role for the paternal side. We are very very gender-specific. So that required us to redo certain things. Vaibhav spent a lot of time going through the Jain ritual and reorganizing certain pieces to make it work for us,” adds Parag.

Parag and Vaibhav decided to take the next big step after nearly dating for six years. Now, they argue like any happily married couple.

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07/13/2019 11:57 AM
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132 comments

  • Ann B.
    07/13/2019 12:04

    Congratulations and much happiness!

  • Gurpreet K.
    07/13/2019 12:05

    Good on them....

  • Dane J.
    07/13/2019 12:06

    aja aja ketumbar kemiri jahe 🤣🤣🤣

  • Tayeba M.
    07/13/2019 12:06

    How do they know that they are gay?? I mean how they realize... It's a joke to me.. Stupid people...and please stop to support this nonsense

  • Afaq K.
    07/13/2019 12:07

    Hahahaaaa... Who's the wife & hubby? As far as I think, 2 weeks a month one will act as a hubby while the other as wife & vice versa. What a pity.

  • Rain R.
    07/13/2019 12:10

    Totally nonsense

  • Aisha K.
    07/13/2019 12:11

    Against nature nothing survives for good! One day or other it will get paid by them!

  • Sophie A.
    07/13/2019 12:12

    Nonsense people Nonsense things They act against nature

  • Tayeba M.
    07/13/2019 12:14

    One day soon they will say " dude we r men we need wife's let's marrry again with a girl" hahaha

  • Arnata P.
    07/13/2019 12:14

    Another world 😂

  • رزان ح.
    07/13/2019 12:15

    اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّه‎‎ ۔۔۔اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّه‎‎

  • Tahsin J.
    07/13/2019 12:16

    Yaaaak 🥵🥵🥵🥵😠😠😠

  • Elaine S.
    07/13/2019 12:16

    Look at how happy everyone is! ❤️

  • Rain R.
    07/13/2019 12:18

    I wonder how unfortunate their parents admitting such a unnatural relationship!

  • Bilal K.
    07/13/2019 12:20

    اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّه‎‎ ۔۔۔اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّه‎‎

  • Fakhira S.
    07/13/2019 12:20

    🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Ernesto G.
    07/13/2019 12:20

    I had just got done reading about how the Indian men have been having sex with the Dogs in India wow

  • Heather J.
    07/13/2019 12:24

    Congratulations! And I’m so happy to see the family support!

  • Jhimly K.
    07/13/2019 12:26

    Their life, their choice. If we don't have anything nice to say, we can atleast keep quiet. ✌️

  • Mahesh K.
    07/13/2019 12:27

    Homophobics can suck their ****