Same-sex marriage should be legalize : Singer Giri

Kathamndu (Pahichan) June 6 – Film Director and Singer Araj Keshav Giri has said that members of gender and sexual minority should not be presented as mock character in the film....

Free legal service for trans children, as calls mount to remove the Family Court process

Kathmandu (Pahichan) June 5 – Elliot Taylor was born a female, but his birth name is one he no longer wants uttered. Life-changing drugs are now part of the 17-year-old’s daily routine....

Threats, violence, hope : what it’s like to be a gay activist in Indonesia

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 31 – In 1982, Dédé Oetomo established Lambda Indonesia, the first ever LGBT organisation in Indonesia. Witnessing increasing public discussion on LGBT issues, Oetomo and his colleagues set up a newsletter......

Members of gender and sexual minority demand to probe the attack

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 30 – Members of gender and sexual minority have protested outside the police office Durbarmarga. They protested demanding an immediate action to the persons involved in beatings and assaults....

Ministry to revive gay rights bill

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 30 – The Ministry of Justice has vowed to take action in favour of a petition demanding a stalled bill on gay rights be enacted. The Constitutional Court of Taiwan ruled in......

Members of this community can challenge govt in Supreme Court: Pokhrel

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 28 – Former General Secretary of Nepal Bar Association Sunil Kumar Pokhrel has said that members of gender and sexual minority could challenge the government in Supreme Court. Speaking to Pahichan,......

Eastern philosophy influences human rights advocacy

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – Why should the Oriental (Eastern) way of doing human rights passivism (not activism) be different from the Western way? Let me start with the definition of activism. To me, the......

Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Breakthrough, in Context

Timothy S. Rich/Pahichan – Taiwan is poised to be the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage as Wednesday Taiwan’s Council of Grand Justices (Constitutional Court) declared that the country’s current Civil Code on......

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage after top court’s landmark ruling

Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 24 – The bench said disallowing such a union went against the constitutional provisions of freedom of marriage and equality....

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......