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LGBTI Rights in Nepal


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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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

Watch: Nepal pride rally calls for better LGBT rights

Hundreds of people gathered in Nepal's capital on Friday for the annual gay pride parade. The participants used the event in Kathmandu to call for better rights. The parade has been held…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2019

In Nepal, 1,500 citizens have changed official gender

At least 1,500 members of the LGBT community in Nepal have changed their gender on official documents. Following a historic court ruling in 2007, Nepal implemented one of the world’s most progressive…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2019

Nepal’s Sexual Minorities Demand Government To Include LGBT Community In Public Service

The sexual and gender minority community in Nepal has demanded with the government to include the community in the public service commission vacancy announced by the state. Speaking at an interaction organised…

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