Nepal

The Nepalese government, following the monarchy that ended in 2007, legalised homosexuality in 2007 along with the introduction of several new law sets. Based on the ruling of the Supreme Court of Nepal in late 2008, the government is looking into legalising same-sex marriage. The draft of the new Constitution 2012 includes good provisions for LGBTI rights. Many LGBT people describe Nepal as the most LGBT friendly country in South Asia and this summer Nepal will host the region’s first sports competition for the LGBT community.

 

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

More on the law of nepal at ilga.org

 

Legal incidents

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LGBT organization/networks

Blue Diamond Society: http://www.bds.org.np/

The Blue Diamond Society was established in 2001 .Working for sexual minorities in a Nepal which society still disapproves sexual behaviour other than heterosexual and therefore people like us was extremely challenging. The first challenge was registrations an NGO for sexual minorities the constitution doesn’t recognize sexual minorities so BDS was register as a sexual health programme. The BDS work in Kathmandu with local communities and on a national level with the mission to improve the sexual health, human rights and well being of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal.

 

Conventions

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