History was made this weekend as the city’s first gay Hindu female marriage took place. Kalavati Mistry from Leicester married Jewish-born Miriam Jefferson from Texas in a traditional Indian ceremony in the heart of city.
The event, held at Chuntey Ivy restaurant was attended by both Kalavati and Miriam’s friends and family.
The couple met over 20 years ago when Kalavati, known by friends as Kalav was in America: “I met Miriam when I was approx 26 years old. I went to America on a training course and we were doing diversity work and training and that’s where I met Miriam Jefferson.”