KATHMANDU, Nepal-Demanding the rights for their community more than thousands lesbians, gays, bi-sexual and transgender people (LGBT)and their supporters, many clad in colourful clothes, holding placard and banners, marched through Capital Kathmandu, Thursday afternoon.
It was the fourth year the rally was held, when LGBT were succeeded to come out in the street without disgrace to mark the day asking rights for their community. Organizers said the march through the capital Kathmandu was an opportunity for LGBT community to educate the public in Kathmandu.
‘I am taking part at the rally to appeal the public so that they stop all kinds of biases against us’, a participant of the rally Rita Sharma told to Nepal Mountain Focus, ‘Let the general public give up prejudices feelings against LGBT as we are your brothers and sisters as well .’ The activists were dancing all through the days in the hook and nook of the Capital Kathmandu
Third gender minorities have been deprived from all kind of fundamental rights, according to activist fighting for the right of LGBT. They have long been complaining that third gender have had difficulty to obtain citizen ship certificates, passports or enrolling in colleges and schools beside getting opportunity job due to stereotype concept towards the community.
With decline of century’s long monarchy in Nepal after the election of the Constituent Assembly (CA) in 2008, sexual minorities began to march publicly in the streets asking for their rights.
Kathmandu-based Blue Diamond Society has been campaigning for the right of Nepal’s LGBT community. The groups have asked that the new constitution, which was being written by the assembly before it expired last year, include rights for them.
[nggallery id=742], Photo: Nepal Mountain Focus/Suvash Sharma