By Jenny Stanton for MailOnLine | May 27, 2015
‘Seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian groom for my son’: Mum puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son in India… and gets flooded with 100 responses from men all over the world
- Padma Iyer placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a groom for her son
- It was India’s first lonely hearts advert for a match for a same-sex marriage
- Her son Harish has received 100 marriage proposals since it was posted
- Gay sex is still banned in India and her advert has prompted some criticism
An Indian mother’s lonely hearts advert seeking a groom for her gay son has prompted more than 100 marriage proposals from men around the world.
Padma Iyer, 58, a housewife and the mother of popular gay rights activist Harish Iyer placed India’s first advert seeking a partner for a same-sex marriage.
The advert, published in India’s biggest selling tabloid, read: ‘Seeking 25-40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian groom for my son (36, 5’11”) who works with an NGO.’
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