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India: Transgender leader a star at massive festival

India: Transgender leader a star at massive festival

(Reuters) – In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her with marigolds and kneel to touch her feet. Tripathi, a tattooed transgender leader, and a former reality TV star, has become an unlikely icon at India’s Kumbh Mela, […]