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Nepal Gay Rights

LGBTI Rights Around the World: A Work in Progress

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks.

How This Nepal Festival Became A Rally For Gay Marriage

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tooting horns and ringing chimes, hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Mon...

Which Of These Gay Men Will Be Named 'Mr. Handsome'?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders on Saturday cheered on shirtless contestants competing for the title of "Mr. Handsome" in Nepal's first ga...

Nepal To Issue 'Third Gender' IDs

AP | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do ...

Nepal's LGBTI-Rights Movement: Personal Perspectives (AUDIO, PHOTOS)

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Bibek Bhandari

In a society still divided by caste and ethnic identity, a discourse on sexual identity seems to be less of a priority. Despite official recognition and a lenient social attitude, family pressure and social expectations still prevent most people from coming out.

Nepal Allows Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Intersex Community To Register As 'Others'

Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

In what will no doubt be hailed as a historic decision, Nepal has become the third Asian country to grant separate recognition to its community of sex...

Patient Courage: A Leader For LGBTI Students In Nepal

Kyle Knight | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

Standing in the courtyard at RR Campus in Kathmandu, Roshan Mahato looks relaxed and proud. This, just seven years ago, was the spot where he was teased and harassed so badly by his peers that he transferred to another college. Today he is the president of Nepal's LGBTI Student Forum.

Nepal's Third Gender And The Recognition Of Gender Identity

Kyle Knight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

Since the 2007 decision in Pant v. Nepal, only two citizens, through relentless personal advocacy, have successfully received documents that reflect their true gender identity. Several international law arguments can support Nepali activists in their fight for legal recognition.

Nepal's Sunil Pant Keeps His Country At The Forefront Of LGBT Rights

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

There is not one single gay bar in Nepal. Yet this small country, which ranks near the bottom of the Human Development Index, emerges as a world leader in progressive laws supporting LGBT individuals. The man behind all of this is Sunil Pant.

Nepal To Hold Its First LGBTI Sporting Event

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Bibek Bhandari

Nepal has launched an LGBTI sporting event that will further help in mainstreaming the LGBTI community in the country. The sporting event, referred to as Nepal's "gay Olympics," will feature volleyball, football, long jump, and martial arts, among others.

A Not-So-Straight Adventure

Kyle Knight | Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

Itching for adventure, Lisa and Jenni decided to drop their lives in the Bay Area and spend a year traveling the world. Their mission, simply put, was to meet the world's "Supergays" wherever they went.

New York City LGBT Center an Inspiration a World Away

Kyle Knight | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

While attending a ceremony in New York, Sunil Pant visited the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Inspired by his visit, Pant envisioned a similar space in Nepal.

GlobalPost Reports: Thanks To Maoist Rebels, Nepal Is Emerging As Asia's Pioneer Regarding Rights For LGBT People

Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices

By Jason Overdorf / KATHMANDU KATHMANDU, Nepal -- In the quiet courtyard of Dechenling Garden, a Bhutanese restaurant on the fringes of the ...

Denver Couple Celebrate First-Ever Lesbian Wedding In Nepal

AP | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

DAKSHINKALI, Nepal -- A lawyer and a college professor from the United States celebrated Nepal's first public lesbian wedding ceremony Monday in the H...