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Nepal Gay Community Parades for Same-Sex Marriage

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Monday Aug 11, 2014
Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital for a colorful celebration of Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country's gay community.

Sexual Minority March in Nepal to Demand Rights

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Thursday Aug 22, 2013
About 1,000 gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters, many dressed in colorful clothes and holding banners, marched through Nepal’s capital on Thursday to celebrate and demand rights for their community, in what has become an annual festiva

Nepal to Issue ’Third Gender’ IDs

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
An official says Nepal’s government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female.

Nepal Home for HIV-Positive Orphans Faces Eviction

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Monday Aug 27, 2012
Raj Kumar Pun, a 30-year-old high school teacher, took in HIV-positive orphans no one wanted and created a school for them but now faces eviction.

Nepal Lawmaker Asks Facebook for Third Gender

Monday Mar 26, 2012
A prominent lawmaker and gay rights activist in Nepal says he has asked Facebook to include a third option for people who do not identify themselves as male or female.

Tiny Nepal Plans Its Own Gay Games Competition

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 23, 2012
The tiny Himalayan nation of Nepal plans to launch its own ’gay Olympics’ in the fall. Planners hope visitors will join local competitors in several events that will help further an already rapidly evolving acceptance of gay, lesbian & trans Nepalese.

Hundreds Rally in Nepal for Sexual Rights

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Thursday Aug 18, 2011
Hundreds of gay, lesbian, transgender people marched with supporters in a southern Nepal town Sunday to demand equal rights under a new constitution the country is in the process of writing.

Nepalese GLBTs March for Equality

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Monday Aug 15, 2011
Hundreds of gay, lesbian, transgender people marched with supporters in a southern Nepal town Sunday to demand equal rights under a new constitution the country is in the process of writing.

Nepal Hosts 1st Public Lesbian Wedding Ceremony

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Monday Jun 20, 2011
A lawyer and a college professor from the United States celebrated Nepal’s first public lesbian wedding ceremony Monday in the Himalayan nation that recently began recognizing gay rights and drafting laws to end sexual discrimination.

Two Indian Men Marry - One Muslim, One Hindu

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Aug 18, 2010
Love overcame prejudice as two Indian men married one another in Nepal--one of them a Hindu, and the other a Muslim.