Making Histories of Bolivian Sexual and Gender Diversity Legible in the Twenty-First Century

Nell Haynes and David Aruquipa Pérez/Pahichan – In the mid-1990s, David Aruquipa Pérez attended the opening of a new gay bar in La Paz, Bolivia. But before the festivities could begin, police raided the bar with......

Is he a monster or is he a hero?

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – During the time of the Buddha, he was slandered. When someone renounced household life to join the Sangha (monastic commune), family members and others criticized the Buddha, “He took away......

Claims parishioners were ‘screamed at’ by anti-same-sex marriage priest who demanded his flock all vote no

Benedict Brook/Pahichan – A MELBOURNE priest has come under fire for demanding his flock vote no in the upcoming same-sex marriage survey and for allegedly saying gay people should be shot. Parishioner Liz Tasiopoulos......

Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits

Jeremy Diamond/Pahichan – President Donald Trump on Friday directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, following through on......

Will Bollywood Add the Fifth One to the Ancient Indian Caste System as “Nepotism” Thrives Again?

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – A lot has been said and a lot has been written about the ‘nepotism’ in Bollywood since actress Kangana Ranaut accused film maker Karan Johar, in the latter’s own popular TV show, as......

Why I never pass the modern-day common job interviews?

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – It will be a ‘miracle of sort’ if I even get to the point where I am called for a job interview because the whole job application process is self-advertisement.......

My Experience Participating at the first Constituent Assembly (CA1) of Nepal as the Only and First Out Gay MP

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – After enormous difficulty in campaigning for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in Nepal for about 7 years or so since we founded Blue Diamond Society in 2001, in 2007......

What Does Lesbian Mean in 2016 ?

Carol Seajay, Pell, Sherry Thomas, Tiana Arruda, and Kit Quan at San Francisco’s Old Wives Tales in 1982.Joan E. Biren Kathmandu/Pahichan – I came out in feminist bookstores. If you missed their heyday, they......

A courageous and determined Basanti

Ramesh Wagle/Pahichan – Basanti Kadayat, a permanent resident from Kailali, has been expelled by family members for engaging in love with her friend. In the initial period, both families accepted their love. Latter, they......

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

Kyle Knight/Pahichan – Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country leagues ahead of......