With the 2nd Games just concluded in Wellington, gay Nepalese MP Sunil Pant has confirmed to GayNZ.com that he is determined his country will put in a serious bid for the next sporting, human rights and cultural festival. "We have the facilities and we have the will," he says.
Kathmandu, the capital with a population of just on one million, is likely to be the suggested host city. Nepal has extremely glbt-friendly human rights and anti-discrimination laws, in contrast of most of its south Asian neighbours.
A small contingent from Nepal attended the 2nd Games in Wellington, including Pant and two gay rights activists who made a strong and positive impression on their fellow delegates.