Members of this community must get an opportunity to live with dignity.

Alisha Pokhrel/Pahichan – I am currently studying BSW first year in Madhan Bhandari Memorial College. As per our syllabus, I am doing internship at Blue Diamond Society and I have to spend 250 days here.

Before arriving at BDS, I did not have any knowledge about gender and sexual minority. During the childhood, I was not very aware about this community and there were some abusive words.

Later, I came to know that I should say transgender. In the initial days, there was an understanding that members of this community have come from separate planet. Later, I came to know people with separate gender and physical identity are called transgender.

Later, I came to know that people with different gender and physical identity are called transgender. I came to know about the Gay, Lesbian, Inter-sex, bi-sexual, transgender when I came to BDS.   I further know about the negative social attitude this community and problems they are facing to live in the society.  Even now, many people do not know about LGBTI community.

I think that members of this community must get an opportunity to live with dignity. I am very happy to work as an intern in this organization.  I want to say thank you to Sudeep Lama Waiba.  All members of this community provided me huge support.