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NEPAL

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you changed government documents in NEPAL concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I have not tried to change official documents

I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (0 %) I could not change my official documents (0 %) I have not tried to change official documents (100%)

The NEPAL country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

MOOD
What is the social climate like for LGBTI people in your country?
How is it like to be an LGBTI in schools?
Many school have become positive towards LGBTIs but many third genders still face discrimination and bullying, need more sensitizing to the school administration and teachers. Many times the school staff lack proper understanding and may not pay attention to the special needs of LGBTI students like psycho sexual counselling and peer support needs as well as family acceptance.
Are there programs against homophobia at schools?
No programs yet, we Blue Diamond Society receives call to come and explain the LGBTIs facts.
Are religious institutions actively campaigning against LGBTI rights?
No, Hindu and Buddhist religions are supportive and support us by inviting us in different festivals and rituals. There are some traditions and festivities that requires participation of Third genders like marriage and child birth as well worshiping in few temples in few occasions.
Are there religious institutions who welcome LGBTI people?
N/A
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a gay person?
Many doctors, especially young ones are very easy to come out but many from older generations are difficult to LGBTIs.
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a lesbian?
N/A
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a trans person?
N/A
Is discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual and trans very common in day to day life? Please specify differences between the various communities.
Its common but the level of discrimination has changed and reduced to petty bulling by streets passers. Otherwise the discrimination from state agency, media, civil society, parties have done down dramatically in fast 4 years.
Is discrimination against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans very common at work? Please specify differences between the various communities.
N/A
Is hate speech common against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans? Please specify differences between the various communities.
Its not, in fact many leaders now speak publicly to support LGBTI rights and inclusion. Now many parties have welcomed and endorse LGBTI as their party members.
Please specify differences between the various communities.
Among LGBTIs Third genders are the visible one followed by lesbians and then gays.
Are episodes of violences very common against people in the gay community?
It used to be in the past not anymore.
Are episodes of violences very common against people in the lesbian community?
It used to be in the past not anymore.
Are episodes of violences very common against trans individuals?
It used to be in the past not anymore.
How are gays,lesbians,trans people portrayed in the media?
Very positively these days.
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