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Participants dancing in a Gay Pride rally, coinciding with Gai Jatra festival in Kathmandu, on Thursday.
Sexual minorities stage rally in Capital to demand rights

in NEPAL, 25/08/2013

About 1,000 gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters, many dressed in colourful clothes and holding banners, marched through Kathmandu today to celebrate and demand rights for their community, in what has become an annual festival.

“We are here to appeal to the general public so they stop all types of discrimination against us,” said Nisha Sharma, a rally participant. “We are your children, brothers and sisters, so please don’t despise us. Love us and treat us like your own.” Kathmandu-based Blue Diamond Society has been campaigning for Nepal’s sexual minorities and demanding that the new constitution, which was being written by the assembly before it expired last year, include rights for them. Read the full story here.

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