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Trans women, called Nupi Maanbi in Meiteilon, have been met with begrudging tolerance and rare instances of acceptance in Manipuri culture. So what is it like for them to try and find love in a society that would rather have them live away from the public eye?
VICE host Veera Saxena meets with activist Santa Khurai, trans couple Helena and Vaskar, and Jenny Khurai to find out more about the lives of trans women in Imphal, and how they find love and maintain relationships in a conservative society.
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Love and Life as a Transgender Person in India