Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 20 – Blue Diamond Society which is working to ensure the rights of sexual and gender minority has celebrated the Gaijatra Festival with fanfare. The homosexual, transgender, bisexual and inter-sex people were gathered to celebrate the festival which was accompanied by human rights activists, leaders of Naya Shakti.
American Ambassador to Nepal Alaina Teplitz, Marty Rouse of Human Rights Campaign (U.S.A.) national field director, leader of Naya Shakti Nepal Hishila Yami, Keshav Man Shakya among others participated in the program.
This is the first time that American Ambassador to Nepal has participated in the program. Transgender said they have felt that Naya Shakti respected transgender participating in the program.
The American Ambassador Alaina Teplitz said that it is pride to her to participate in the program. Speaking to Pahichan Online she said the rights of LGBTI are a serious human right issue which should be addressed.
He said that all people should get equal rights. He said that America and Nepal should work together to ensure the rights of this community. Naya Shakti Nepal said that rights of transgender have been incorporated in the form. Yami said she is ready to support in terms of individual and party.
Executive Director of BDS Manisha Dhakal expressed thanks for all who participated in the meeting. LGBTI community hailed the role played Sunil Babu Pant in securing the rights of gender and sexual minority.