Boy Scouts open membership to transgender boys

Emanuella Grinberg/Pahichan- The Boy Scouts of America says it will begin accepting members based on their gender identity, opening the door for transgender boys to join....

Nepal; A Rainbow Paradise

Sujan Panta/Pahichan – In 2015 When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage; it was well-received and widely celebrated. Among the Nepalese people, solidarity with the Americans could be seen in several Social Medias suggesting......

It is a Cosmic Dance, Not Cross-Dressing! Understanding the Culture and Festivals of Nepal

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – I grew up in a remote village of Gorkha district, north west from Kathmandu, in Nepal. Fortunately or unfortunately, from where the famous term, the Gurkhas (as brave warriors), originated,......

Bisexual teacher came out to help suicidal students but then lost his job

Kathmnadu/Pahichan – ‘There was a long, awkward pause until she finally smiled and said “yes, well thank you, sir” and I was dismissed’ A Kentucky-based teacher lost his job after coming out as bisexual......

Survival of Humankind and Growth of Humanity…

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – After writing my last article: The Mythology of United Nations: UDHR; I must write this piece, otherwise I would do injustice to the great Human Rights Principles of our times, the Universal Declaration of Human......

Why is the media afraid of same sex marriage?

Kathmandu/Pahichan – The People’s Union for Civil Liberties and other welfare organisations in Bangalore had called an emergency press meet at the Bangalore Press Club last week to scold journalists for their irresponsible and......

Chaupadi: What can the Nepal’s President do, who is also a woman?

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – Recently, yet another utterly unfortunate Chaupadi related death happened in Dailekh district of Nepal where this ugly tradition continues taking lives of women and girls, despite Chaupadi was banned by the Nepal government in 2005 as......

The Mythology of United Nations: UDHR

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – Sometime in 2006, I was asked to make an oral statement on behalf of a Canadian NGO during the general discussion at the UN. I was oriented to the procedure......

Why grassroots activists should resist being ‘professionalised’ into an NGO

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – Activists from the global south hear, far too often, from our donors that we should “learn how to become professional” and “make NGO management efficient”. Let’s decode what that means....

Why Nepal may never call it a Gay Pride March?

Sunil Babu Pant/Pahichan – For many western LGBTIQ communities this time of the year every year, the months of June/July, is the month of pride and month of showing visibility....