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Nepal Third Gender

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 Flushes Out Genderism

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

"I feel safe now," says Om, a 24-year-old who identifies as third-gender, as he walks across Bageshwori Park in Nepalgunj to buy coconut milk. Om is back in the park for a special occasion: the opening of Nepal's first gender-inclusive public toilet.

Nepal's Third Gender And The Recognition Of Gender Identity

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 To Hold Its First LGBTI Sporting Event

Bibek Bhandari | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Dividing By Three: Nepal Recognizes A Third Gender

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Knight

The piecemeal implementation of the third-gender category tells the story both of the relentless activism on the ground and of the politics of sexuality and gender rights in contemporary Nepal.