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Nepalese LGBTs call on government to honour its promises

Nepalese LGBTs have marched through the country’s second largest city to demand that the government deliver on its commitments to recognize a third-gender in government documents and outlaw discrimination against LGBTs.

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12th August 2012 09:43

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Over two thousand Nepalese LGBTs and their supporters have marched in the lakeside city of Pokhara to demand that the government deliver on its promises to them.

Pokhara is the country’s second largest city and around 2,500 protestors marched along a two mile route through the city’s Lakeside district overlooking Phewa Lake, as part of the annual Gaijatra folk festival.

Protestors called on the government to deliver on a promise to include a third-gender option in official documents.

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