A Human Rights Analysis of HIV in the Yogyakarta Principles

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 22 – The past ten years have witnessed tremendous advances for HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) rights globally, including the creation of an Independent Expert on Sexual......

Lebanon’s Cancerous Islamists & Other Religious Extremists Didn’t Win: Beirut Celebrates LGBT Pride Week

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 22 – One step forward, a bunch of steps backwards thanks to cancerous religious extremists whose political reach is always overreaching; this is the story of modern Lebanon....

Know progressive and regressive states on LGBTI

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 21 – When it comes to protecting and recognising our relationships and families, ILGA notes that marriage equality is now a reality in 23 States, while other 28 guarantee some civil......

UN Resident Coordinator hails Nepal’s constitution

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 20 -Valérie Julliand, United Nations Resident Coordinator, has appreciated Nepal’s constitution. She said Nepal’s constitution has addressed LGBTI community providing them constitutional rights....

UK Embassy appreciates the efforts made by the LGBTI community in promoting inclusion

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 19 – The British Ambassador,  Mr Richard Morris, raised the Rainbow flag at the Embassy to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)....

The United Nations and the Blue Diamond Society in Nepal, jointly celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the International Family Equality Day

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 18 – Focusing on the role of families for the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people,and countering the reclaiming of ‘family values’ by conservatives, the United......

International Day observed with rainbow flag rising

Lalitpur (Pahichan) May 18 – An International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has been observed organizing a special program at United Nations Office Pulchowk....

we also celebrate the International Family Equality Day; focusing on Rainbow Families

Pinky Gurung/Pahichan – Today I feel extremely pride speaking in front of Excellences Ambassadors from around the world; the Honorable Minister of Women Children and Social Welfare, the Honorable Mohna Ansari, Member of the......

ILGA launches State-Sponsored Homophobia report 2017

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 16 – The number of countries criminalising consensual, private same-sex sexual activity between adults has decreased to 72, while the variety of law relevant to sexual orientation continues to expand steadily...

Belief, Culture and Activism: an Activist’s insight, by Sunil Pant in Nepal

Kathmandu/Pahichan – Dear Friends, As International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT 2017) is approaching, I wish to share a small write up based my experience during my time with Blue Diamond Society, (similar thoughts I......