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 denied medical treatment in NEPAL because of your sexual orientation?
Yes, the doctor told me I couldn’t be treated because of my sexual orientation
Yes, but without explanation
62 LGBT people, legally recognized as a third gender in Nepal, are seeking political office in November elections which may determine whether the country becomes the first in Asia to allow same-sex couples to marry. >>>
As many as 180 candidates from 35 different parties‚ including independent candidates‚ filed their nominations at district election office‚ Nawalparasi‚ for the Constituent Assembly elections today. A third gender Gita Saithawar registered her candidacy from constituency 6 of the district. >>>
In the presence of international delegates, media and community people, the new community centre “The Pink Himalayan Centre”, built for the LGBTI community of Nepal and South Asia region was inaugurated on 9th of September 2013 in a grand function. Blue Diamond Society received financial support to build this center from Nepal government, Norwegian government, Danish embassy, US embassy and contributions from community members in and outside the country. >>>
About 1,000 gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters, many dressed in colourful clothes and holding banners, marched through Kathmandu today to celebrate and demand rights for their community, in what has become an annual festival. >>>
The founder and until recently the Executive Director of Blue Diamond Society (BDS) introduces his replacement as Executive Director. The eminent Sunil Pant also thanked people who helped him and Blue Diamond Society in their struggle for LGBTI rights advocacy and reforms in Nepal for the past 13 years. Read Sunil Pant's message below. >>>
After winning a Supreme Court judgment that allows same-sex marriage and asks the government to make laws to protect their rights, the burgeoning LGBT community in Nepal has another cause to celebrate – getting their own “national anthem”.
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.