Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Are you out in NEPAL about your HIV/AIDS status?
Yes, but not at work
Yes, only to my friends
Yes, but only to my family
Yes, but only to my friends and family
During the disaster preparedness program or during and after the disaster and during the relief program, the planners, organizers and authorities don't keep homosexuals and third-gender (Trans-gender) in mind. Often, third-genders are excluded from or homosexuals and third-genders are discriminated at the disaster relief programs. We must change such discriminatory practices. >>>
On Dec. 27, 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a decision that has been called "arguably the single most comprehensive judgment affirming protections for gender identity anywhere in the world." The decision in Pant v. Nepal was overwhelmingly in favor of the petitioners, a group of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights NGOs led by Sunil Babu Pant, president of the Blue Diamond Society, a sexual health and human rights organization founded in 2001. >>>
(Sunil Babu Pant) - In every part of the world, people associate certain things with pride and certain things with shame. Naturally, people love to show off, express or act out things that society believes are matters of pride; and people hide, play down or repress, even with violence, things that they believe are associated with shame. Unfortunately, these social responses and reactions to pride and shame have, for centuries, been based on gender, not on conduct. >>>
Honorable Sunil Babu Pant is hosting a new TV show every week(Saturday) at 9:30pm on Nepal’s national television, “Nepal Television”. The repeat telecast of this program can be viewed every Tuesday at 3pm. >>>
On March 22nd, I wrote an open letter to one of the most powerful businessmen the world has ever known, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of facebook, the world’s most popular website. My request was simple: allow people who do not identify as male or female equal opportunity to express themselves by adding an “other” option under sex on facebook profiles. >>>
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. >>>
In one of the latest efforts by activists, Nepal has launched an LGBTI sporting event that will further help in mainstreaming the LGBTI community in the country. Organized by the Kathmandu-based Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal's first non-government organization advocating on gay rights issues, "Blue Diamond National Sport Competition 2012" is scheduled for September. >>>
Following the signing of a major peace agreement, key political parties in Nepal are scheduled to conclude a constitutional reform process this month. The complicated drafting process and years of preceding negotiations have finally enabled longtime enemy factions, including Maoists, to come to the table together. >>>
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on HIV/AIDS prevention in Nepal are awaiting $10 million in aid held up by government bureaucratic delays, according to the World Policy Institute (WPI) think-tank, and sources in the country say some unpaid employees are turning to sex work to pay their bills. >>>
Nepal's new census has failed to count homosexual, bisexual and transgender people as a “third gender”, a gay rights group said on Friday, accusing the conservative nation’s authorities of "cheating" sexual minorities. >>>
Almost four years after Nepal’s Supreme Court recognized the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, the South Asian country may get a new constitution that secures their rights.
This is the 'Unofficial Translation' of the Provisions on the Rights of Gender and Sexual Minority Communities in the
Proposed New Constitution of Nepal. This translation is prepared by Toya Nath Bhattarai, Secretary, Fundamental
Rights and Directive Principles Committee, the Constituent Assembly of Nepal. >>>
This fall, the world should have its first official, national head-count of people in a single country who identify as “third gender.” That’s because Nepal, the small nation crammed between India and China, has included the designation on its 2011 census, the country’s first since the fall of a Hindu monarchy and the end of a 13-year internal armed conflict. In counting third-gender citizens, Nepal’s government seems to be sending a strong message about the country’s commitment to inclusiveness. >>>
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. >>>
After organising beauty pageants for gays and transgenders, followed by extravagant same sex weddings, Nepal will now move to more sombre issues, becoming the first country in South Asia to offer shelter to battered gays. >>>
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.