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 had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in NEPAL?
Yes, there is no access prevention
Yes, access to prevention is limited
Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized
Nepal’s education board has included sexuality and gender diversity as part of the school curriculum on sexual and reproductive health for Classes 6, 7 and 8. The new syllabus on the subject of ‘Health and Physical Education’, includes components on homosexual attraction and third gender (transgenders), among other topics related to sexual health and awareness. Guidelines for instructors emphasize that these topics need to be taught in a way such that students learn to be respectful and sensitive towards transgender and homosexual communities. >>>
In lack of proper study and records, serious difference has surfaced among the organizations working for sexual and gender minorities regarding the number and identity of the members of the community. >>>
The government is all set to amend the existing laws to provide passports to sexual minorities mentioning their gender-identity. It has so far been issuing passports mentioning either “male” or “female”, though citizenship certificates for the sexual minorities specify their gender as “others”. >>>
Nepali politician Sunil Babu Pant, the country’s most visible equal rights crusader for LGBT is happy on his Nobel Peace Prize nomination for this year. Pant says that he did not initially believe that he had been nominated until friends and LGBT community members started sending him congratulatory messages and emails. >>>
Nepal has undertaken path breaking steps in the areas of queer justice and empowerment in the subcontinent, but more work needs to be done in the mountain state, a new shadow report on the state on queer individuals in Nepal says. >>>
As a Nepalese transgender dancer in her twenties, Nazia Shilalik says her gender has cost her jobs, respect and soon, she believes, it will cost her a vote in upcoming elections.
Transgenders had high hopes six years ago when Nepal's Supreme Court approved third gender citizenship -- part of a judgment that ordered the government to enact laws to guarantee the rights of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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”.