Nepal

LGBTI Rights in Nepal


ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

At Nepal’s Pride Parade, A Unique Vision of Queer Resistance.

On Saturday, after a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, members of the Nepali queer community and their allies took to the streets of Kathmandu for the Nepal Pride Parade—celebrating their hard-earned wins over the…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

Nepal’s transgender activist Bhumika Shrestha receives international recognition.

Bhumika Shrestha is an LGBTQ+ activist from Nepal who received the 2022 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award from the US government. The award is given to women around the world who…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2022

Nepal census preliminary report didn’t mention LGBTQIA+, but the community hasn’t lost its hope yet

The constitution of Nepal promulgated in 2015 ensures and protects the fundamental rights of every Nepali citizen regardless of their sex, gender, religion, caste, creed and economic or social status. The constitution, for…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2021

LGBTQ community of Nepal demand recognition

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 24 (ANI): Members of the LGBTQ community in Nepal gathered at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu to observe Pride Day on Monday. Celebrated annually on the day of Gai…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2021

“Still labelled ‘others’, Nepal’s LGBTQIA+ people pin hopes on census “

“Who are you?” is probably the easiest and the most difficult question to answer, depending on how one chooses to explain. For always, society has shaped individuals to answer the question based…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Breaking the silence on gender identity in Asia Pacific

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people, coming out and being accepted is still a long winding road to go. Rights activist Rukhshana Kapali has been fighting for…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

People from LGBT community suffering from stress

Members of sexual minorities — LGBT community — have said they were facing more mental stress due to the crisis created by COVID-19. They spoke of the plight in a programme ‘Challenges…

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Sarita KC – Mitini Nepal, Kathmandu

Sarita K.C. is the executive director of Mitini Nepal, a woman-led organization in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focuses on LBT (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) women. Sarita shares her story, her perspectives on efforts…

ADDED ON: 07/03/2020

National Human Rights Commission recommends that Nepal legalise same-sex marriage

The National Human Rights Commission has said that it is unfortunate that same-sex marriage has not been legalised in the country even though it has been five years since an expert committee…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2020

Nepal’s next census to count LGBT+ people for the first time

Nepal will count LGBT+ people for the first time in its next census, a move that campaigners on Monday said could help sexual minorities gain better access to education and health schemes.…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2019

Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

In Nepal and India, parallel movements for dignity for LGBT communities

I came of age in late 1990s Kathmandu, during a period when Nepal’s capital city was smaller and more insular. There was little room for marginalized groups in the sociopolitical sphere. But…

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