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.
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
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.
Almost three years after Nepal became the first country in South Asia where the apex court recognised same sex marriages, the nascent republic's strong gay rights movement now faces severe threat from a new law in the pipeline. >>>
When census gatherers went door-to-door visiting 5.6 million households across Nepal this month, they collected information not only on the country's men and women, but also on a so-called third gender. >>>
The Kathmandu District Court (KDC) on Tuesday acquitted a lesbian traffic policewoman Rubina Hussein, who was charged with abduction and sexual abuse of 17-year old Pujan Basnet. KDC Judge Lekhnath Ghimire acquitted Hussein concluding that the charges against her were false, biased and baseless. >>>
A lesbian Nepalese traffic policewoman has been acquitted of charges of abducting and sexually abusing her partner.
Rubina Hussein, 27, claimed in the Kathmandu District Court that she neither abducted nor abused 17-year old Pujan Basnet sexually.
PRESS STATEMENT - While members of third gender community are in the street to exercise their fundamental rights, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal), reiterates its call to the Government to speed up effective implementation of the Supreme Court verdict of 2007 on equal rights, particularly the issuance of citizenship and identity documents on grounds of equality to members of sexual minorities . >>>
More than 70 gay rights activists were detained in the Nepali capital on Tuesday in a crackdown on a rally to demand government identification papers for transgender people, police and activists said. >>>
Nepal may have just under half of Kenya's GDP but unlike Kenya, its not sitting on its laurels hoping for traditional tourist markets. In Kenya, a legally married couple from South Africa, Netherlands or from any of the countries where same-sex marriage is legal, could face up to 14 years in jail if caught engaging in "canal knowledge against the order of nature (sic)" but not so Nepal. >>>