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Nepal to bid for next Asia Pacific Out Games

The tiny land-locked nation of Nepal is the first to put its hand up and publicly express a serious interest in biding for the next Asia Pacific Out Games.

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21st March 2011 19:40

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

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.