UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL POWER OF MARGINALIZATION (WITH THE HELP OF A BUDDHIST STORY)

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – Since my childhood, I had a question: Why are certain sections of people respected and certain sections of people marginalized based on caste, gender, profession, and health condition and so......

Why Rainbow Activists Are Complicit In Growing LGBTIQ-Inspired Violence

Lyle Shelton/Pahichan – Leaders of the rainbow political movement have been urged to stop using slurs like “bigot” and “hater” in the wake of their failure to condemn the latest LGBTIQ-inspired violence....

The Lure of Funding Neuters LGBTI Activists

Sunil Babu Pant/Kathmandu – How a Human Rights Movement gets Disempowered Activists from the ‘global south’ hear, far too often, from our donors that we should ‘Learn how to become professional, make your NGO management......

Krishna means struggle, jyoti means success

Kathmandu/Pahichan – 35 years ago, a child was born in Sipadol, Bhaktapur District.  Parents named him as Krishna Thapa. Born as the youngest child in the family, Krishna received lots of love and care......

The State of Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia Survey Results, Discrimination in Employment

Alastair Lawrie/Pahichan – This post is the fifth in a series of six, reporting the results of The State of Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia survey I conducted at the start of 2017....

Neither are we fallen from the sky, nor came out of the soil, we are also the creation of this world

Pushpa Lama/Pahichan – On the basis of the research done in Nawalparasi district, the condition of LGBTI is very weak.  LGBTI people are still facing exclusion from society, problems in education and stigmatization. We......

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......

If You’re Asking, ‘Am I Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Queer?’ Here’s a Start

Maya Salam/Pahichan –  Lilly, a transgender girl, near her house in Chico, Calif., last year. A 2015 report by the Public Religion Research Institute suggests that “7 percent of millennials identify either as lesbian,......

Let’s make law clear on LGBTI language

Subas Nembang/Pahichan – As we are moving forward to introduce LGBTI bill, a lot of sensitive issues have been raised during the deliberation on the issue. This is a great step taken by friends......