Man changes sex to marry, faces social boycott :
Kolkata (IANS) :
A man who changed his sex to marry another man is facing social boycott and threats in a small West Bengal town where people are calling his sexuality "sinister".
Somnath Banerjee took a woman's name, Manabi, after he underwent an operation to change his sexual organs, but a section of the townspeople says he is corrupting young minds.
Banerjee, the head of the Bengali department of a college in Jhargram, a small conservative town about 150 km west of here, stunned his family and friends when he told them he was a transsexual and wanted to change to a woman.
Despite heavy odds, Banerjee, who prefers to be addressed in the feminine gender, underwent the sex change operation and became a woman.