Lesley Esteves: ‘Sufiyana’ and acceptance5 min read 05 Dec 2014, 11:53 PM IST
A queer rights activist on her visit to the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
Lesley Esteves is a queer rights activist and freelance editor who identifies as gender-queer and lesbian. Together with Mario da Penha, her colleague at Voices Against 377, Esteves had accompanied Nagma, a victim of sexual assault, for a court hearing to Ajmer in October. The party, also comprising Nagma’s chelas, visited the dargah of Ajmer Sharif, the famous shrine of 12th century Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti “Khwaja Garib Nawaz", who is revered by hijras across the subcontinent.
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