Nepal

LGBTI Rights in Nepal


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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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Nepal holds first Pride parade in Kathmandu

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kathmandu on Saturday (June 29) as Nepal held its first every Pride parade. According to local media, Nepal has celebrated the LGBT+ community with…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

LGBT community marks Pride Month with hope and fear

The month of June is inter­nationally recognized as the LGBT Pride Month. The month-long celebrations are aimed at fighting for equal rights, increasing social visi­bility, and celebrating sexual and gender diversity. June…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2018

Nepal Stalls on LGBT Rights Despite Early Strides

Nepal was hailed a leader in LGBT rights when it became the first country in conservative South Asia to recognize a third gender and assure equality for its sexual minorities. But more…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

Sri Lanka Should Take Up the Challenge on LGBTI Rights

The Indian Supreme Court decision referenced Pant versus Nepal, a 2007 Nepal Supreme Court decision, several times. That case led to a similar outcome in Nepal – an expression of dignity and equality before…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

British Pilot ‘Saves Life of Gay Asylum Seeker’

A gay asylum seeker has said a pilot “saved his life” by refusing to fly him back to Nepal. On Sunday (August 5), Jagat was meant to be deported back to his…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Policing Gender, Sexuality Creates a Pattern of Stigma, Harassment and Violence

On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T) (May 17), the International Commission of Jurists has called for an end to criminalisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities and to respect,…

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