17th February 2015
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
7th January 2015
Nepal to allow third gender on passports 3
12:54 PM — The Nepalese government is to issue passports with a third gender option for citizens who do not identify as male or female.
25th August 2013
Nepal: Government excludes gay community from HIV meeting 1
1:28 PM — Nepal’s interim government has been criticised for ignoring the country's gay community and misusing funds after it sent only three officials to a HIV conference in Bangkok.
22nd August 2013
Nepal: LGBT community march for greater rights
3:08 PM — Yesterday over a thousand LGBT campaigners marched through the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to demand more rights and greater recognition from the country.
5th July 2013
Nepal: 62 LGBT candidates to run for seats in November election 3
3:20 PM — This year's race for seats in Nepal's Constituent Assembly will see 62 LGBT candidates run, in the hope of better representing the LGBT community in the country.
24th March 2013
LGBT activists gather from across Asia to plan for UN conference 2
1:49 PM — LGBT activists from across Asia gathered this weekend to plan a strategy ahead of this summer's United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.
22nd January 2013
Nepal introduces gender neutral citizenship documents 2
5:58 PM — An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing gender neutral citizenship documents.
27th August 2012
Nepal: Religious leaders remain silent over legalisation of LGBT rights 18
2:47 PM — A gay lawmaker in Nepal has said that not a single religious group has made a complaint following a decision by the government to grant equal rights to LGBT citizens.
16th August 2012
Nepalese LGBT rights group condemn ‘brazen thuggery’ of ‘biased and malicious’ TV programme 15
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
10:04 AM — This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.
23rd March 2012
Nepal’s first gender-neutral public toilet to be unveiled 4
11:29 AM — Nepal's first openly gay MP has secured the opening of the country's first gender-neutral toilet.
22nd March 2012
Letter: Mark Zuckerberg, please allow users to list their gender as ‘other’ 20
9:20 PM — In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay MP has asked for the social network to give users the option to describe their gender as 'other'. At present, Facebook requires users to select either male or female although it does give them the option of hiding their response.
21st June 2011
US couple have Nepal’s first lesbian wedding 16
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
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 May 2010
Openly gay MP Alan Duncan visits Nepal 12
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.
20th January 2010
Nepal to court gay tourism 5
12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.