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William and Mary Digest: Sept. 20

William and Mary Digest: Sept. 20

Transgender advocate gives class lecture

Class visitor Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a hijra transgender activist from India, gave a lecture Sept. 13 to widen students’ knowledge of the larger world.

She visited the campus from Sept. 9-15. All students take the lecture where she spoke, COLL 300, which is part of a general college curriculum that uses traits from several undergraduate disciplines.

Tripathi uses much of her time advocating for the rights of hijra, Indians who do not identify as male or female. The Indian Supreme Court recognized the existence of a third gender in 2014.

Tripathi once ran her own dance studio, and students danced their version of a piece...