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Nepal Lgbt Rights

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...

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.

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.

Dividing By Three: Nepal Recognizes A Third Gender

Kyle Knight | Posted 04.28.2012 | Gay 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.

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...