Drag queens want to lead a dignified life

TimesOfIndia.IndiaTimes.com – Faizan Ahmad

Patna: Baby Gupta (17) looks a pretty, fair-complexioned, sexy girl. So much so that at a beer bar in Mumbai, nobody could suspect the gender of this cross-dresser bisexual.

Dressed in a bright sari and a brief blouse and wearing a red lipstick, Baby hates to be called a “launda? or male dancer. Originally hailing from Kolkata, she is currently in Siwan and attached to an orchestra party that performs at marriages and other functions.

“I am an entertainer and do not indulge in sex. If someone tries to force himself on me, I will either kill him or die,? Baby said while recalling her first sexual harassment. “It happened at Meethapur village in Chapra,? she said.

Baby was here to attend a workshop and sensitisation meeting on HIV-AIDS and males having sex with males (MSM) issues organised by the Siwan-based Progressive Foundation for Peoples here on Wednesday.