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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi on Sexuality and Indian LGBT Movement

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Published on Oct 2, 2012

PROJECT BOLO, meaning 'Project Speak Up', offers role models by documenting Indian LGBT persons -- their growing up, struggles, love, career, achievements and life.

Project Bolo's objective is to record Indian LGBT history, as well as inspire and empower the LGBT community in India, by presenting video interviews of LGBT persons and role models, who 'speak up' about their life and work.

This interview features LAXMI NARAYAN TRIPATHI.

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LAXMI NARAYAN TRIPATHI

Laxmi has always loved to be in the limelight... whether it isLaxmi has always loved to be in the limelight. Whether on stage as a dancer from the age of seven, or on a movie or television set, or under the gaze of news cameras across the world... Laxmi has been a showstealer. As India's most visible and controversial Hijra (transgender), she has balanced working for the community at the grassroots as an activist with using her glamorous celebrity image to push the envelope right up to an UN task force meeting. Never scared to speak her mind, she also is perhaps one of the few Hijras to stay with her biological family and be accepted by them.

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For more information and to read the transcript of the above interview please visit http://www.projectbolo.com/​laxmi.htm

You are free to embed this video, but we request you to credit "Courtesy : Project Bolo - Indian LGBT Oral History Project" and provide a link to http://www.projectbolo.com

If you have any questions, please write to projectbolo.vol1@gmail.com

Project Bolo is produced by The Humsafar Trust in association with Solaris Pictures and supported by UNDP (India).

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