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 adopted as an LGBTI person in NEPAL?
I would like to but it is illegal
Tried, but denied
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Kathmandu: United Nations Asia-Pacific regional seminar on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity today called for the need for better laws to curb homophobic violence and discrimination in the society. >>>
Nepal has moved to grant citizenship to sexual and gender minorities, government officials say. The Ministry of Home Affairs instructed its district administrative offices in a Jan. 1 circular to include sexual and gender minorities under the "others" category, The Kathmandu Post reported Wednesday.
The third gender and homosexuals are at high risk of HIV/AIDS transmission due to unsafe sexual activities. According to National AIDS and Venereal Disease Centre, Teku, 3.8 per cent of the total population of the third gender and homosexuals are at the high risk of HIV/AIDS infection. It is more than the women's population, who have made flesh trade, as their business. >>>
‘Pahichan’ – a radio programme on air by Ujyalo 90 Network everyday – has been helpful in identifying the problems of homosexuals and transgender populations and openly bring their issues to light in society, said various speakers. >>>
In a landmark decision, the Cabinet has agreed to provide citizenship to a post-operative transsexual who changed sex from male to female. Caitlin Panta, earlier Pratik Panta, is the first Nepali to have changed gender through a sex reassignment therapy (SRT) procedure this January. The decision has opened up doors for those wishing to change their sex and avail of citizenship under the changed sex. >>>
Sunil Babu Pant, member of Nepal parliament and Director of Blue Diamond Society shares a letter from Navi Pillay, UN OHCHR urging member states to respect individuals who carry documents which denotes their gender as "other." >>>
A gay lawmaker in Nepal has said that not a single religious group has made a complaint following a decision by the government to grant equal rights to LGBT citizens. In May, The Home Ministry of Nepal agreed to grant citizenship to those identifying themselves as LGBT.
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. >>>
Gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters marched in a Nepalese town Friday to demand recognition as a third gender in citizen certificates, to allow same-sex marriage and to criminalize discrimination based on sexual preference.
The Blue Diamond Society (BDS) recently organized a national consultation meeting of over 200 members of the MSM (men having sex with men), TG (transgender) and LGBTI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) community from all over the country to deliberate on issues that affect the community, specifically the HIV prevention program.
Standing in the courtyard at RR Campus in Kathmandu, Roshan Mahato looks relaxed and proud. This, just 7 years ago was the spot where he was teased and harassed so badly by his peers that he transferred to another college. Today, the president of Nepal's LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) Student Forum, Mahato is a familiar face on campuses around the country. The change, he says, took time and patience – with others and with himself.
I feel safe now,” says Om, a 24-year-old who identifies as third gender, as he walks across Bageshwori Park in Nepalgunj to buy coconut milk. “I used to come to this park at night to meet friends, but I was beaten in the bathroom one time because of how I look, so I never went back.” Om is back in the park for a special occasion: the opening of Nepal’s first gender-inclusive public toilet. >>>