Laxsmi Tripathi: Transgender Sex Worker & Human Rights Activist

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 10:19
Submitted by Palesa

In this interview hijra and sex worker rights activist, Laxsmi Tripathi, talks about the difficulties of attaining legal rights for sex workers, especially in the transgender community. A note about hijras:

Hijras have been a part of Indian culture for some time. They are considered a third sex, which is why trying to understand hijras using a male/female or homosexual/heterosexual model is not very helpful. Here is an  essay about Hijras, which can serve as an introduction to the understanding of this "third sex".

Interview: Laxsmi Tripathi, hijra & sex worker rights activist from Melissa Gira Grant on Vimeo.

Art + Sex + Media + Empowerment

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That's a lovely term hijr,

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 23:16

That's a lovely term hijr, and fits so well as an alternative to the English her and him. Anyway, Laxsmi looks fabulous.

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