Sandhaya files complaint against abuser

Indira Neupane/ Makawanpur (Pahichan) March 22 – Transgender Sandhaya Lama has filed a complaint at District Police Office Makawanpur demanding to take action against the people who use abusive words. ...

The first flim on LGBTI highlights the plights of this community  

Ambika Dahal/Kathmandu (Pahichan) March 19 – Ma Hoain Ma, the first flim in Nepal that highlights the plights of gender and sexual minority, has beenscreened in the International Human Rights Film Festival....

Basnet receives citizenship on the basis of identity

Rupandehi (Pahichan) March 19 – Transgender Bimal Basnet of Rupandehi Devadha has received a citizenship based on gender identity. Basnet received citizenship under the O category....

Declaración de la International Lesbian and Gay Association EPU – República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Kathmandu (Pahichan) March 16 – Esta declaración se hace en colaboración con Unión Afirmativa y ACCSI miembros de la Red LGBTI de Venezuela. En 2011, durante el primer ciclo del EPU el Estado venezolano......

The Trans Activists Standing Up to the Brutal Gangs of El Salvador

TIM TEEMAN (Pahichan) March 16 – The recent murders of three trans women in El Salvador garnered international headlines. Salvadoran activists talk about the violence, and their life-risking campaigning for change....

US Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights, issue in limbo

Kathmandu (Pahichan) March 13 – The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision, leaving in limbo the issue of transgender rights in school settings....

Betsy DeVos met with transgender students & their parents, but was she moved?

MARIA DANILOVA/WASHINGTON (Pahichan) March 11 — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat apple sauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed......

What you need to know about LGBT rights in 11 maps

Kathmandu/Pahichan – 2016 saw some strides towards equality for members of the LGBT community, including some firsts.  For instance, Malta became the first European country to ban conversion therapy. Under the new Affirmation of......

Finally we are happy to say: Congrats to rainbow families in Finland!

Kathmandu (Pahichan) March 2 – same-sex couples in Finland can tie the knot as gender neutral marriage comes into effect. At the same time, joint adoption is also being made available to rainbow families,......

RECOGNIZING A THIRD GENDER IN NEPAL

Kathmandu (Pahichan) February 28 – Kyle Knight, LGBT Rights Program Researcher, Human Rights Watch Download Listen Embed The Nepal government announced in February that over 651 transgender individuals applied for civil service jobs in......