gay rights in South Asia

Sunil Pant in the Gai Jatra Festival in 2011 (In Chitwan, Nepal)

A Nepali Gay Rights Activist Achieves the Impossible

The name Sunil Babu Pant is synonymous with gay rights in Nepal. Over the last two decades, Pant has been seen rallying on the streets of Kathmandu, the capital, distributing condoms to people in the gay community and recently making laws as a parliamentarian in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Under his watch, homosexuality was legalized in …

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