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Lack of gender affirmation healthcare results in raft of problems for trans people : Gender affirmation surgery not available in Nepal. Post-op problems are common but treatment hard to come, by Manushree Mahat (kp 21/04/2024)

Family rejection, social criticism, poverty— this lesbian couple has survived them all : Pabitra Badi Nepali, 51, and Bimala BK, 50, from Tulsipur, Dang, have been together for 27 years, by Aarati Ray (kp 20/04/2024)

Rainbow tourism int'l conference kicks off (rep 20/04/2024)

Analysis Of Media Coverage On LGBTIQ Issues, by Umesh Pokharel (rn 12/04/2024), Nepal sets sight on multi-billion dollar LGBTIQ tourism market : A report shows the global annual spending power of LGBTIQ consumers is $4.7 trillion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/04/2024)

Call for increased awareness of intersex rights in Kathmandu (kh 25/03/2024)

Ambassador and promoters announced for the Pink Tourism International Conference (kp 16/03/2024)

Same sex marriage gets legal recognition (kh 13/02/2024), Legalization of same sex marriage paves way for inclusion and equality, by Arjun Oli (rep 13/02/2024), LGBTIQA+ community: A continuing struggle for social acceptance, by Mitali Bharadwaj (ae 14/02/2024), Navigating Tradition and Progress: Same-Sex Marriage Recognition in Nepal, by Mona Sharma and Dikshya Aryal (rep 14/02/2024)

Paradigm Shift In Gender Stereotyte, by Sumit Kumar Pathak (rn 09/02/2024)

First Rainbow Tourism International Conference 2024, registration officially opens (kh 09/02/2024), Nepal to host first Rainbow Tourism Conference in April (rep 11/02/2024)

Ensuring Rights Of Gender Minorities, by Namrata Sharma (rn 20/12/2023)

Rupandehi local unit fights gender bias through cash incentive for birth of girl child : Kotahimai Rural Municipality launched the programme last fiscal year by fostering equality between sons and daughters in local communities, by Sanju Paudel (kp 19/12/2023)

Nepal to host conference to help LGBTIQ+ visitors travel with pride : Research estimates that the global annual spending power of the queer consumer segment is $4.7 trillion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/12/2023), Painting Nepal pink : As a queer-friendly society, Nepal, with better investment, stands to attract global LGBTIQ+ tourists (kp 15/12/2023)

Fourth annual pride parade celebrated at Kathmandu, by Rajib Khatri (kp 10/12/2023)

Championing change : Fighting for LGBTQI+ issues and indigenous people’s rights for nearly 10 years, Rukshana Kapali was listed as one of this year’s most inspiring women in the world by BBC, by Ayse Turcan (kp 09/12/2023)

How court laid the ground for same-sex marriage in Nepal : Advocates who sought an interim order say they want a permanent solution through a revision to the Civil Code, by Binod Bhandari (kp 03/12/2023)

Gender and sexual minorities suffer abuse in foreign employment (rep 03/12/2023

Nepal registers first same-sex marriage (kh 30/11/2023), Nepal becomes second country in Asia to register same-sex marriage : Surendra Pandey and Ram Bahadur Gurung, who goes by the name Maya, register their marriage at the ward 2 office of Dordi Rural Municipality, by Aash Gurung (kp 30/11/2023), Another milestone : There’s much to celebrate about Nepal becoming the first South Asian country to register queer marriage (kp 01/12/2023), Historic same-sex marriage registration brings milestone for LGBTQ+ rights in Nepal, by Enika Rai (rep 01/12/2023)

Powerful Pen On Gender Issues, by P Kharel (rn 06/11/2023)

Patan High Court refuses to register same sex marriage, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 06/10/2023)

Girls’ ratio to boys markedly low in big cities and districts bordering India : Widening gap between their numbers could create gender imbalance in long run, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/08/2023)

Same sex couple struggling to register their marriage (ht 01/08/2023)

Queer Rights in Nepal, by Durga Prasad Khanal (rep 19/07/2023)

Schools and LGBTQI+ children : The heteronormative school culture disregards the rights and well-being of children, by Saroj KC and Ayush Joshi (kp 03/07/2023)

Top court orders registration of same sex marriages : Government ordered to form a temporary mechanism to register such marriages pending final verdict, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/06/2023), SC issues interim order to govt to facilitate temporary registration of same-sex marriages (rep 29/06/2023), Rainbow weddings : Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage sets the tone for a more inclusive Nepal (kp 30/06/2023), Ensuring The Rights Of Gender Minorities, by Samip Ghimire and Yauaraj Gautam (rn 30/06/2023)

People from LGBTIQ+ community facing violence (ht 16/06/2023)

‘Everyone is welcome’: Kathmandu marks pride parade : On Saturday, a large group of Valley residents celebrated the event with a rally, song and dance performances and poetry recitals, aiming to bring visibility to queer issues, by Urza Acharya (kp 11/06/2023)

Mitini Nepal continues to help gender minorities shine on, by Anjali Subedi (nlt 19/05/2023)

Mitini Nepal marks International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOTB) 2023 (ae 17/05/2023)

Rainbow over Nepal : We have become a society more accommodating of differences than could be imagined earlier, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/05/2023)

Nepal’s queer community watching India with interest : Supreme Court of Nepal in 2007 ordered the government to recognise same-sex marriages, but there’s no law yet, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/04/2023)

Sex-selective abortions rampant, resulting in decreasing number of baby girls (kh 13/04/2023)

Binary compulsion: A dangerous gender myth, by Sunil Babu Pant (ae 23/03/2023)

Nepal has mixed record on LGBT rights: Report (ht 22/01/2023)

Don’t remove LGBTIQ+ persons from the PR closed list: SC (kh 14/11/2022), Court orders Election Commission not to remove names of LGBTIQ+ from the PR list (nlt 15/11/2022)

LGBTIQA+ community in Nepal: Upset over electoral underrepresentation, by Cilla Khatry (ae 29/09/2022)

Violence against LGBTQI+ people continues : Safety of sexual minorities in question after two members of the queer community were beaten up on suspicions of stealing babies in Siraha on Saturday, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 15/09/2022)

Gender equality: Heading towards right direction, by Samrat Dhungana (ht 01/09/2022)

‘Nepal has strong laws for LGBTQI+ groups but there’s gap in implementation’, interview with Jessica Stern (kp 14/08/2022)

Pride Month: What does it mean to be an ally? While queer supporters are on the rise, there are still things they need to consider and learn to be a better ally, by Pinki Sris Rana and Shranup Tandukar (kp 11/06/2022)

Tribhuvan University system doesn’t recognise transgender student : For trans individuals, it’s a constant fight in every step with systemic barriers almost on all fronts, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 09/06/2022)

Queer celebrations essential for anti-homophobic society : Nepal addressed the rights of the LGBTIQA+ community in its constitution, in Articles 12, 18, 42. That was a hopeful start. Disappointingly, there has been no reflection of that in our nation’s plans and policies, by Cilla Khatry (ae 19/05/2022)

Nepal marks International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia : Queer individuals across seven provinces came together in Kathmandu to celebrate the day (kp 18/05/2022)

Transgender people’s qualms continue as Nepal votes in local polls tomorrow : While the Election Commission has taken some steps to try and create a safe voting environment for transgender people, activists say that there is still a lack of nuanced understanding of transgender issues, by Shranup Tandukar (kp 12/05/2022)

Nepali transgender rights activist Bhumika Shrestha wins Int'l Women of Courage Award (ht 10/03/2022)

Medical curriculum has outdated information on queer people : Queer medical students say they are appalled by some of the terms in their textbooks that have a regressive take, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 26/01/2022)

Gender bias forcing women into sex-selective abortions : Sex-selective abortions are illegal in Nepal but are still widely practised for preference of sons over daughters, rights activists say, by Rupa Gahatraj and Aakash Chaudhary (kp 13/01/2022)

Purbanchal University comes under fire for denying registration and admit card to a student identifying as a transwoman : The incident sparks conversation on the exclusionary way Nepal’s education institutions treat transgender students, by Prasun Sangroula (nlt 09/01/2022)

Discussion on LGBTQ: Start from the grassroots level, by Sugam Gautam (ht 08/12/2021)

Nepal has yet to legalize same sex marriage, leaving couples disoriented : Queer rights activists have been fighting for legalization of same sex marriage for the past 14 years but there is still no sign of response from the state, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 26/11/2021)

Main census questionnaire does not recognise queer people : The gender category ‘others’ in Form 1 of the census has been removed in Form 2 of the census, much to the dismay of activists, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 16/11/2021)

For queer people with disabilities, the path to acceptance is more arduous : They face more prejudices in the forms of queerphobia and ableism, activists say, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 03/09/2021)

Crossdressing traditions are not a yardstick of trans friendliness : Men dressing up as ‘women’ is good for festivals; it doesn’t mean society is trans-friendly, by Rukshana Kapali (kp 27/06/2021)

The inclusivity problem with Nepal’s census : The Central Bureau of Statistics’ upcoming census decision to count all the queer population under the category of ‘others’ is highly problematic, say activists, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 18/05/2021)

‘Son preference manifestation of gender inequality’ (ht 14/03/2021)

New gender equality policy to end discrimination (ht 11/03/2021) [???]

‘Implement recommendation on LGBTI’ (ht 20/12/2020), People from LGBT community suffering from stress (ht 23/12/2020)

Three held on charge of harassing transgender Nikisha Shrestha, by Krishna Kisi (rep 20/11/2020)

A group of activists strives to end forced imposition of the third gender labelTired of forceful enforcement of the ‘third gender’ identity by both society and the state, young transgender activists have formed Trans Rights Collective to advocate for equal and inclusive rights for Nepal’s transgender population, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 22/10/2020)

Govt urged to protect rights, interests of LGBTI people (ht 02/07/2020)

Socially isolated and in financial despair, LGBTIQ individuals are taking their own lives: The lockdown has taken away livelihoods and forced queer individuals back in with prejudiced families, leading to social isolation and failing mental health, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 27/06/2020)

Nepal might have made progress when it comes to queer rights but it still has a long way to go: Although the constitution enshrines equal rights regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation, same-sex marriage is still not legal, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 17/05/2020)

For an already vulnerable queer community, the lockdown could make things worse: LGBTIQ individuals often rely on external support structures to maintain their physical, mental and emotional health, but the prolonged nationwide lockdown has closed them all down, by Monica Khanal (kp 10/05/2020)

The case for achieving gender parity: Formal structures like laws and policies play a decisive role in eliminating gender inequality, by Geeta Bhattrai Bastakoti (kp 10/03/2020)

With wider visibility and legal sanctions, parents of queer individuals are coming around: Accepting that their child is LGBTIQ can be difficult for parents who grew up in a more conservative time, but things are slowly changing, by Monica Khanal (kp 08/03/2020)

Gender Landscape In Nepali Media, by Kundan Aryal (rn 06/03/2020)

CBS will use census method to collect details of sexual and gender minorities, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 15/02/2020)

Herstory’ repeats itself: The misogynic politics of all political parties mustered to make women the political underdogs of Nepal, by Chandra Bhadra (kp 13/02/2020)

Think of their mental health: Evidence shows that even within the LGBTI community, Lesbian, Bisexual Women, and Trans-men (LBT) suffer profound adversities which have triggered alarming increase in mental health issue, by Ayush Joshi (rep 06/02/2020)

For most transgender women, sex work remains the only way to make a living: Faced with discriminatory hiring practices, most transgender individuals are unable to get jobs and resort to sex work, which comes with its own hazards, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 24/01/2020)

Murder of transwoman shows that things remain perilous for the LGBTIQ community: Ajita Bhujel’s murder in Hetauda has the trans community concerned for their safety and security, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/01/2020)

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