Nepal's oldest modern school that ushered in a revolution in education in the 20th century is now poised to bring in more sweeping social changes with the acceptance of a 13-year-old student, who was thrown out of a village school for being a transgender. >>>
The newly proposed criminal code in Nepal is reported to contain provisions which will criminalise "unnatural" sexual acts including same-sex sexual relations. Fridae speaks to Sunil Pant, an activist and Nepal’s first openly gay MP, about the impact of the new laws if approved.
A lesbian Nepalese traffic policewoman has been acquitted of charges of abducting and sexually abusing her partner.
Rubina Hussein, 27, claimed in the Kathmandu District Court that she neither abducted nor abused 17-year old Pujan Basnet sexually.