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blue diamond society (user currently living in NEPAL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 21/08/2013 tagged with hiv/aids , human rights
Press Release
Blue Diamond Society strongly condemns and expresses disappointment over participation of three non-homosexual and trans gender people in the Asian Regional Level Conference on HIV/AIDS which actually was meant for MSM/TG people starting today in Bangkok Thailand, with malafied intension of WHO and ministry of Health Nepal. It is known and proven fact that homosexual and Trans-gender people are one of the prone and vulnerable communities to HIV/AIDS risk. Even Nepal Government has identified MSM/TG as high risk groups towards HIV/AIDS and has been running special programs for reducing risk of this group. Due to social, economic and legal constrains and lack of access to health the risk towards HIV/AIDS is increasing day by day.
As the conference was focusing on reducing risk of HIV/AIDS of MSM/TG community it was expected that experts working in this communities in Nepal would be participating in the conference. But with WHO and Ministry of Health with some vested interest without even informing anyone from communities, secretly send participants who are not familiar with MSM/TG issues /Non Community.
Since some funds are certain to be allocated for MSM/TG some people with malafied intensions are playing on this regards and non-homosexual and Trans gender people are attending conference with personal interest of bringing the fund which is to be granted for actual homosexual and transgender of Nepal. It is clear that people attending conference are neither from community nor working on this area or neither have expertise in this issue. This is not first learnt case where responsible government agency and international organization sending wrong persons to these kinds of conferences.
It is clear that WHO and ministry of Health by sending wrong person are eager to minimize this community issue, these two agencies should take responsibility for this kind of reckless and wrong act. We want to know how and why this serious decision was taken in errors’ way. We demand in future that WHO and ministry of Health won’t repeat this kind of serious mistake and we also demand to monitor this issue. And finally we demand to end these kinds of mistakes where non community people take benefits in the name of the community.
August 21, 2013
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Bibek Bhandari (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian transgender readers on 17/07/2012
Hi, I just wanted to share my multimedia project on what it means to be gay in modern Nepal. www.livinggaynepal.info
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ram rai (user currently living in NEPAL) posted for transgender readers on 24/06/2012 tagged with lgbt families, gender identity +12
Awareness changed in practice

A person named Ishwor, the resident of Biratnagar-5 came to know that he belonged to the third gender community .But his family members were unaware. So, he was afraid and hesitated to disclose his sexuality among his family members. The main problem was there was no appropriate environment to disclose his sexuality. Later he became regular clients of Pariwartanshil Samaj and finally he decided to get help from Pariwartanshil Samaj, the organization working for LGBTI to disclose his sexuality with his family members and community as well. After that Pariwartanshil Samaj sent 1 outreach and 1 counsellor along with him in his home. At home, staff briefed on his sexuality and his human rights and at the end, the counselling part played a great role to accept him and his sexuality.

Now he is living freely without any hesitation of being third gender and also he has been supported by his family members and treated like the others members.
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