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Blue Diamond Society

  • 16th August 2012

    Nepalese LGBT rights group condemn ‘brazen thuggery’ of ‘biased and malicious’ TV programme 15

    Sunil Baba Pant, founder of BDS

    10:58 AM — The Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s leading LGBT rights organisation, have issued a statement condemning "a biased and maliciious" news report about their activities, which was screened on a national television station this week.

  • 30th March 2012

    Nepal to host national LGBT games 10

    Nepal will hold Asia's first LGBT games in September

    10:04 AM — This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.

  • 21st June 2011

    US couple have Nepal’s first lesbian wedding 16

    Courtney Mitchell and Sarah Welton wed at a temple

    4:04 PM — An American couple have become the first lesbians to marry publicly in Nepal. Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, both from Colorado, tied the knot in a colourful ceremony at a Kathmandu temple yesterday.

  • 31st May 2011

    Nepalese census includes category for ‘third gender’ 4

    Recognition of the 'Third Gender' in Nepal's census has been hailed by the country's LGBT activists as an encouraging step

    4:48 PM — Nepal's Central Bureau of Statistics has given official recognition to LGB and transgender people. This is being hailed as a bold move and key victory for equality given that the country only decriminalised gay relationships in 2007.

  • 26th August 2010

    Nepal holds first gay Pride parade 2

    Nepal's first gay Pride march took place in Kathmandu yesterday

    6:07 PM — Hundreds attended Nepal's first ever gay Pride procession yesterday in the country's capital, Kathmandu.

  • 26th May 2010

    Openly gay MP Alan Duncan visits Nepal 12

    Homosexuality was decriminalised in Nepal in 2007

    11:29 AM — Alan Duncan, the UK's MP for International Development, is to arrive Nepal today for a two-day visit. Mr Duncan will visit the Eastern Development Region of the country to inspect the progress of the UK-funded projects. Nepal's only openly gay MP, Sunil Babu Pant, has welcomed the visit.

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