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First gender-neutral Public Toilet Launched in Nepal

in NEPAL, 24/03/2012

Nepal’s openly-gay MP, Sunil Babu Pant, has used his Parliamentary Development Fund money to build the country’s first gender-neutral all-access public toiled in the bustling Western city of Nepalgunj.

Local transgender, third gender, and gender-variant (other) citizens are thrilled that they can now access safe, sanitary toilet facilities; local officials are encourage that violence and discrimination against the LGBTI population in the area will decrease with this safe, encouraging, and symbolic public space open. The toilet was constructed with the support from Parliamentary Development Fund, which is given to each MP each year.

The public toilet will be unveiled on March 27 at 1PM in Bageshoweri Park, Nepalgunj.

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