Gay pride celebrated in Nepal

Published: August 22, 2013

 Around 1000 people have been celebrating gay pride in Nepal.

 
Members of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their supporters marched through the capital Katmandu. 
 
The annual festival is a chance for them to celebrate their sexuality and to demand rights.
 
It was only after the fall of the monarchy in 2008 and the election of a Constituent Assembly that sexual minorities began to be more vocal.
 
They are calling for the new constitution to include rights for them, and for the government to continue to issue citizenship certificates with the category “third gender” for people who don’t wish to be identified as male or female.
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