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
While the political parties are struggling to to create a favorable environment for the Constituent Assembly election, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) community has decided to field at least 62 candidates for the polls slated for November 19. >>>
After a drawn out and painful struggle with the Nepali bureaucracy, the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) finally succeeded today in getting the current Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathmandu to renew its annual operating license that had been suspended since last 9 months. >>>
Nepal´s Supreme Court has ordered the government to alter passports so that transgenders no longer have to describe themselves as male or female, a court spokesman said on Tuesday, a move welcomed by rights activists.
As the only international network working on sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, CSBR has succeeded in creating an alternative discourse and progressive spaces in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The CSBR Sexuality Institute brings together leading sexual and reproductive rights activists, academics and researchers. >>>
Sunil Pant has come along way from not even knowing the word for gay before he was twenty to getting LGBTI rights recognized by the Supreme Court in Nepal, and he's not going to let current troubles hold him back.
“A climate of fear and intimidation” is now pervasive, says a leading Nepali activist. This is a dramatic reversal in a country whose Supreme Court created broad protections for LGBT people in a 2007 court ruling.
The government of Nepal should allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups to operate freely and end arbitrary arrests of LGBT people, Human Rights Watch said. The government should investigate threats and attacks against LGBT people. Widespread harassment, including by the government, has contributed to a climate of fear among LGBT people and activists in Nepal, and has interrupted vital activities, including HIV prevention work. >>>
Details have been released for a UN seminar on LGBTI human rights in Nepal this week, demonstrating the progressive attitude of the government. But at the same time it has decided not to renew the license for Nepal's only gay rights group.
Kathmandu: United Nations Asia-Pacific regional seminar on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity today called for the need for better laws to curb homophobic violence and discrimination in the society. >>>
Nepal has moved to grant citizenship to sexual and gender minorities, government officials say. The Ministry of Home Affairs instructed its district administrative offices in a Jan. 1 circular to include sexual and gender minorities under the "others" category, The Kathmandu Post reported Wednesday.
The third gender and homosexuals are at high risk of HIV/AIDS transmission due to unsafe sexual activities. According to National AIDS and Venereal Disease Centre, Teku, 3.8 per cent of the total population of the third gender and homosexuals are at the high risk of HIV/AIDS infection. It is more than the women's population, who have made flesh trade, as their business. >>>
‘Pahichan’ – a radio programme on air by Ujyalo 90 Network everyday – has been helpful in identifying the problems of homosexuals and transgender populations and openly bring their issues to light in society, said various speakers. >>>
In a landmark decision, the Cabinet has agreed to provide citizenship to a post-operative transsexual who changed sex from male to female. Caitlin Panta, earlier Pratik Panta, is the first Nepali to have changed gender through a sex reassignment therapy (SRT) procedure this January. The decision has opened up doors for those wishing to change their sex and avail of citizenship under the changed sex. >>>
Sunil Babu Pant, member of Nepal parliament and Director of Blue Diamond Society shares a letter from Navi Pillay, UN OHCHR urging member states to respect individuals who carry documents which denotes their gender as "other." >>>