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4th International Gai Jatra 2013
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Sunil Babu Pant
Founder President, Blue Diamond Society

Special Initiatives
Strategic Leadership Training
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Sexual and Gender Minorities Student Forum Nepal (SGMSFN)
Security Guard Training
Beauty and Hair makeup Training
Motor Driving Training

Rainbow News

4th Int'l Gaijatra Pride Festival 2013

 “The festival of "Gai Jatra" is one of the oldest and notable of the many festivals celebrated by the Hindus/Buddhists of Kathmandu Valley. Some say the custom goes back more than a millennium, to the time of the Malla kings. pink here

Sudeep Bahadur Singh takes the lead of Blue Diamond Society

Sudeep Bahadur Singh, who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Blue Diamond Society after the resignation of Sunil Babu Pant, takes the lead of organization from Thursday onwards.  Speaking on the welcome note, he assured to uphold the dedication and ideology set by former Executive Director Mr. Pant for inclusive and enabling environment in Nepal. He anticipated employee support to accomplish the goal of the organization and swear to use his expertise gained through national and international arena during his tenure in the organization.

IDAHO 2013

“May 17th is symbolic due to its significance in the improvement of the status of gays and lesbians rights. IDAHO proposed this date for annually holding a day set aside to fight against homophobia. pink here

CDO finally shows green signal to BDS 

After a drawn out and painful struggle with the Nepali bureaucracy, the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) finally succeeded today in getting the current Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathmandu to renew its annual operating license that had been suspended since last 9 months. For press release pink here


(JUNE 6, 1948 – MAY 20, 2013)

Committed, passionate, inspiring, nurturing, visionary. Shivananda Khan was all of these, as he forged a pioneering path across the decades in helping achieve rights and equality for LGBT individuals and communities in diverse geographies and sociocultural environments from Europe to Asia and the Pacific. His death on May 20, 2013, in Lucknow, India, has robbed his organisation Naz Foundation International (NFI) of its charismatic leader, and has deeply shaken the many other organisations he helped nurture over the years, including the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM). pink here

Pillay frets about BDS Registration, LGBTI Rights

Nepal: Climate of Fear Imperils LGBT People

Urgent Action Needed to Uphold Rights, Support HIV Prevention Work

(New York, April 1, 2013) – The government of Nepal should allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups to operate freely and end arbitrary arrests of LGBT people, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should investigate threats and attacks against LGBT people. Widespread harassment, including by the government, has contributed to a climate of fear among LGBT people and activists in Nepal, and has interrupted vital activities, including HIV prevention work. pink here

Blue Diamond Society Chairperson and Activists Threatened

Bhumika Shrestha, a staff at Blue Diamond Society said that she, her colleague Swastika Lama and BDS chairperson Sunil Babu Pant have been receiving death here

Blue Diamond Society Launches Nationwide Television Program

Sunil Babu Pant is hosting a new TV show every week on Friday at 9:30pm on Nepal’s national television, “Nepal Television”. The repeat telecast of this program can be viewed every Tuesday at 3pm. pink here

Supreme Court Decision - summary note

Where-at this petition on behalf of the minority people based on the sexual orientation and gender identity has come to be in submission. As the petition states the lesbian, gasy, bisexual, transsexual and inter-sex persons, neither of whom fall under the categories of male and female are not able to obtain from the government offices identity documents, including the citizenship card on their own sex;as a citizen, are unable to enjoy the public facilities in any public offices including the study in teaching institutions; and, even from the public offices and officials bearing a public post received degrading and humiliating treatment; and hence demanded to repeal all current unilateral laws, which is based on the female and male notion and is discriminatory, and to protect the human and fundamental rights. pink here

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Yogyakarta Principles
Yogyakarta Principles

In November of 2006 twenty-nine distinguished experts from twenty-five countries with expertise in human rights law met at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  These experts unanimously adopted the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender here

"I believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. We must all learn to work not just for our own self, family, or nation but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace, the equitable use of natural resources, and through concern for future generations, the proper care of the environment." -- H.H. Dalai Lama

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God, grant me the serenity to accept things that I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference.
Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr