WHAT THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT CAN TEACH AUSTRALIANS ABOUT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

JACOB VARGHESE/Pahichan – IN 1972, my parents were married in Queensland – the groom was brown-skinned, the bride white. Being three years before the introduction of the Racial Discrimination Act into Australian law, it would......

NHRC pledges to support LGBTI campaign

Bipana Paneru/Kaski (Pahichan) April 17 – National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) has pledged to support the campaign that aims to provide rights to gender and sexual minority. Pokhara Regional Director of Commission Surya Bahadur Deuja said there......

There will be representation of this community in inclusive commission: Shrestha

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 15 – Chairman of Parliament’s Social Justice and Human Rights commission Sushil Kumar Shrestha has said  that there will be the representation of gender and sexual minority in the inclusive commission. There......

We are equally capable like male and female : Lama

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 14 – Transgender Sandhya Lama has said that members of this community are equally capable like male and female. Due due the lack of opportunity, according to Lama, the capacity of......

North Carolina Republicans File Bill to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 13 – Three Republican lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to outlaw same-sex marriage within North Carolina. House Bill 780, otherwise known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” says the United......

Some suggestions on enhancing the draft bill 

Bhumika Shrestha/Pahichan – Blue Diamond Society is a non-profit organization working for health and other welfare schemes of third gender, homosexual, inter-sex and bisexual.  It is a great achievement for us to arrive at this......

LGBT people need straight allies to lend a helping hand

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 12 – Irecently thanked an old school friend for being one of the only people I heard, back in the grisly early 1990s, saying he was cool with gay guys. Men......

One in five millennials now identifies as LGBT+

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 9 – One in five millennials identifies as LGBT+, a new study has found.  A GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance 2017 survey of more than 2,000 people in the US found that 20......

Will country get the LGBTI laws reflecting constitutional provisions ?

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 8 – For the first time in Nepal’s constitutional history, the rights of gender and sexual minority has been written in the constitution.  This is a milestone achievement for LGBTI community. It......

Major provisions of proposed bill on LGBTI 

Kathmandu (Pahichan) April 5 – A five-member Board will be formed to identify the issues and problems of gender and sexual minority, and make the necessary recommendations to government. Such provisions has been made the......