LGBT Movement in Nepal

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According to this article more and more people are feeling that it is safe enough to “come out” in Nepal. The movement seems to be much stronger in Kathmandu which is listed as liberal in the article. I like how they article addresses the legal protections that are coming about in Nepal, but I feel that there may be a limitation on what the government can protect. I’ve read articles that say that women are free to inherent in Nepal now, but many families still stick to tradition and only leave inheritance to males. The woman they talk about most in the article seems blessed that her family supports her “third gender” and I am surprised and proud of Nepal for being more progressive than the United States in allowing marriage to be between two people and not a man and a woman at the US does. Here is a link to the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bibek-bhandari/nepal-lgbti-rights-movement_b_1694277.html

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  1. Nepal has greatly evolved in this last decade. Though, the progress is slower, its still faster in context to Asian countries.

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