An Indian mother has placed what may be the country's first gay matrimonial ad on behalf of her LGBTI activist son Harish Iyer.
The ad, which was published in Tuesday's (19 May) edition of the Mid-Day newspaper, read:
'Seeking 25-40, Well-placed, Animal-Loving, Vegetarian GROOM for my SON (36, 5'11") who works with an NGO, Caste No Bar (Though IYER Preferred).'
Thousands of ads are posted in the weekly matrimonial sections of Indian newspapers.
But the Times of India, the Hindustan Times and the dna website all rejected Iyer's ad.