Trans People in Nepal Can Now Update Their Gender on Citizenship Papers

Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled it violated human rights for people not to have their true gender on their personal documents. The Nepal Supreme Court has just made it possible for people to update all of their personal documents to reflect their true name and gender. Personal documents include citizenship papers, birth certificates and educational documents.


Rainbow Flag Flies High in Nepal for the First Time

The rainbow flag has flown for the first time in Nepal to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). The flag was at the United Nations House in Nepal at an event attended by LGBTI people, rainbow families, dignitaries and government officials. Blue Diamond Society is a local LGBTI organization and


Hundreds protest in Nepal for constitutional LGBT protections

Hundreds of LGBT activists have protested in Nepal to push for LGBT protections in the country’s new constitution. The rally took place in Kathmandu, and drew around 500 participants carrying colourful flags and banners. Pinky Gurung, of the Blue Diamond Society said: “Our main demand is that the rights of the sexual minorities should be

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The first third-gender passport has been issued in Nepal

Nepal has joined the few countries which allow third gender passports, as it issues its first one. The country issued the passport, which allows ‘other’ as a gender category alongside ‘male’ and ‘female’. Monica Shahi was the first person to receive such a passport. The only other countries which allow third-gender, or gender ‘x’ passports


Committee recommends Nepal legalize same-sex marriage

Nepal could become the first Asian country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples if its government accepts the recommendations of a committee that studied the issue.  A translated copy of the recommendations the Washington Blade obtained from gay Nepalese Parliamentarian Sunil Babu Pant, who founded the Blue Diamond Society, the country’s only LGBT advocacy