Tag Archives: Nepal

Nepal Arrests Gays Activists

More than 70 gay activists were arrested in Kathmandu as they rallied for government IDs for transgender citizens. It’s an unexpected development for Nepal, which has been expanding LGBT rights, encouraging gay tourism, and recently saw its first large-scale gay pride celebration. Nepali men and women who identify as transgender are seeking citizenship certificates with their gender marked as “third ...

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2000 March In Nepal Pride Parade

Rex Wockner reports that Nepal staged its first ever large-scale pride parade yesterday as 2000 Nepalese and supporters from 15 other nations marched in Kathmandu. Photo embiggens nicely, more at the link.

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Gay Weddings At Mount Everest?

Nepal is courting gay tourism by offering same-sex honeymoon travel packages to Mount Everest. Nepal wants to paint Mount Everest pink with a campaign urging gay honeymooners to take a trek through the Himalayas. There are also plans to host the world’s highest same-sex “weddings” at Everest base camp. But mainly, the conservative Hindu nation wants a chunk of the ...

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HomoQuotable – Elton John

“I have to speak my mind because as a gay man now I have a responsibility to. I sat back too long. When ACT-UP were going in and trying to change the face of AIDS awareness in America because nobody else was doing it, I sat back and did nothing.” – Elton John, expressing guilt over not having taken part ...

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