There is not a uniform understanding among ordinary people about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people. Even the people who know about variance in this community address saying female, male and transgender. They, however, do not have proper knowledge that transgender have two categories: transgender woman and transgender man.
In this situation, it is not an easy task to inform society about their rights. Even the media and society did not have a positive attitude towards sexual and gender minority such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people. National media had not given priority to the rights of those people who have different gender identity. The rights of this community were always overshadowed and underrepresented due to the lack of sufficient debate and deliberations about the issues of this community.
With a purpose of fulfilling such gap in the society, Pahichan Media introduced its own news portal Pahichan.com which is exclusively devoted to the issues of sexual and gender minority. Since its inception, Pahichan Online is devotedly and consistently raising the voices saying that there is not positive attitude of family, society and state towards this community. Pahichan views that members of this community are not receiving basic human rights that other people are enjoying and such tendencies should come to an end. Along with LGBTI issues, we are working to ensure the rights and representation of other marginalized communities such as Dalit, women, and other socially and economically backward community.
Pahichan (Identity) Online is the only online new portal which round the clock updates the news, views and reviews of sexual and gender minority. Since 2013, this online is presenting information, opinion, grievances, stories, and happiness of this community. We are also presenting other messages and materials related to this community. We are also providing regional and international issues of this community.
We are presenting the views of prominent personalities of politics, society, economic among others to bring a change in social perspective. Similarly, we are providing the views of high-level government officials who have the authority to formulate laws and policy. Similarly, we are pressing concerned stakeholders to take an initiation to formulate laws related to this community, including law related to same-sex marriage. Of late, we are uploading the video materials of this community. We have our own YouTube channel. You can also send your materials for our online. However, it is mandatory to disclose the source of the materials.
Pahichan Online is being operated with registration at Office of Company Register, Department of Information, and Press Council Nepal.