Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
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Have you been the victim of violence because of your sexual orientation in NEPAL?
Yes, I don’t ever feel safe
Yes, by individuals
Yes, by a group
Yes, by the police
The Blue Diamond Society (BDS) recently organized a national consultation meeting of over 200 members of the MSM (men having sex with men), TG (transgender) and LGBTI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) community from all over the country to deliberate on issues that affect the community, specifically the HIV prevention program.
Standing in the courtyard at RR Campus in Kathmandu, Roshan Mahato looks relaxed and proud. This, just 7 years ago was the spot where he was teased and harassed so badly by his peers that he transferred to another college. Today, the president of Nepal's LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) Student Forum, Mahato is a familiar face on campuses around the country. The change, he says, took time and patience – with others and with himself.
I feel safe now,” says Om, a 24-year-old who identifies as third gender, as he walks across Bageshwori Park in Nepalgunj to buy coconut milk. “I used to come to this park at night to meet friends, but I was beaten in the bathroom one time because of how I look, so I never went back.” Om is back in the park for a special occasion: the opening of Nepal’s first gender-inclusive public toilet. >>>
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.