Six thousand LGBTI in far-western region: Society
Kailali (Pahichan) December 5 – Far-western society has said that there are more than six thousand gender and sexual minority in the region. The Society said six thousand homosexual and transgender are in nine districts. Speaking at a press conference, regional coordinator Raju Lama said there are sixteen hundred transgender alone in Dhangadi area. Till now, only one person has received citizenship and passport as per the gender identity. Transgender Monika Shahi received citizenship and passport last year as per the gender identity.
One more people is fulfilling process of receive the citizenship as per the gender identity. According to rights activists Raj Chaudhary, 6 member of this community have faced the violence. According to Lama, District Development Committee Kailali provided 150000 budgets for this society and Ekata Society received fifty thousand money. In the press conference, it has highlighted that same-sex marriage should be legalized. They also said that same-sex marriage should be legalized without any delay.