Nepal LGBT Parade: LGBT Activists Demand Constitutional Rights

Lindsay McCane

Nepal's LGBT parade was full of activists demanding constitutional rights for the members of the LGBT community.

The Pride parade is an annual event that takes place each year in Kathmandu. This year, more than 500 activists showed up to bring attention to the constitution, and what changes needed to be made to protect LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) individuals, according to Curve Magazine.

"Our main demand is that the rights of the sexual minorities should be guaranteed in the new constitution," said Pinky Gurung of the Blue Diamond Society, a gay rights group in Nepal, Watermark Online reports.

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"They have gone back on the idea of federalism, they have instituted a discriminatory citizenship provision for women, they have quashed inclusive provisions agreed earlier in the Constituent Assembly, and they are on the verge of dropping the word secularism."

Along with Gai Jatra, #Nepal celebrated the fifth annual Pride Parade on Monday. http://t.co/hDLnTYOdt8 pic.twitter.com/8tek0TPjtV

Along with Gai Jatra, #Nepal celebrated the fifth annual Pride Parade on Monday. http://t.co/hDLnTYOdt8 pic.twitter.com/8tek0TPjtV

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