BDS disowns Monika’s marriage with Yogi

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 19 – Blue Diamond Society (BDS), an umbrella organization of gender and sexual minority, has said that it cannot recognize the same-sex marriage of Monika. The BDS said there should be......

BDS disowns same-sex marriage claimed by Monika 

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 19 – Blue Diamond Society (BDS) has made a request not to take marriage of Monika Shahi as a same-sex marriage....

My Experience Participating at the first Constituent Assembly (CA1) of Nepal as the Only and First Out Gay MP

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – After enormous difficulty in campaigning for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in Nepal for about 7 years or so since we founded Blue Diamond Society in 2001, in 2007......

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

Kyle Knight/Pahichan – Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country leagues ahead of......

Young LGBTI blogger flees Bangladesh to find safe shelter in Nepal

Shristi Kafle/Pahichan – When Mahamood Rakibul Hasan, who goes by the name Rakib, arrived from his temporary dwelling in Kathmandu to the restaurant we’d agreed to meet at, he seemed pale, exhausted and a......

The Fight For Marriage Equality Isn’t Just For LGBTIQ Australians

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 11 – I don’t know what I’ll do when a letter arrives at my house, asking me to vote on my own equality. What will the envelope look like? Will there......

Media and literature should provide space to LGBTI issues: Lamsal

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 9 – Senior Journalist Dr. Nabaraj Lamsal has said the issues of gender and sexual minority should be accommodated in the media as well as in the literature. As all people......

National conference of inter-sex people concludes

Ambika Dahal/Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 8 – Executive Director of Blue Diamond Society Manisha Dhakal has said that inter-sex people are still facing discrimination in the society. In some places, Dhakal said, inter-sex children are......

People’s representative pressing locals to expel LGBTI from apartment

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 7 – It has been revealed that newly elected representative of Kathmandu Municipality Ward no 2 has pressed local people to expel LGBTI from the rented room\ apartments.  According to gender......

Monika, Ramesh shared their happiness after registering marriage

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 6 – Transgender women Monika Shahi and a man Ramesh Nath Yogi registered their marriage which is a first in Nepal. This is progressive step in Nepal. However, there is not......