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Sunil Babu Pant
Founder President, Blue Diamond Society

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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

Nepali gay rights activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nepal’s most prominent crusader for equal rights to sexual minorities, Sunil Babu Pant, is among the record 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Pant, a former MP and Nepal’s first openly gay politician, is one of the several gay rights activists and organizations nominated alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin who is known for his anti-gay stance. “I didn’t believe the news at first, but when many said “it’s true” and sent emails of congratulations, it made read more

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

HONOURING SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE

SHIVANANDA DUNCAN GEORGE KHAN, OBE
(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 threats.pink 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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In spite of his many accomplishments, Sunil Babu Pant insists that his work is far from complete: “With our progress, however, is the awareness that so many more need to be served.”

Nepal puts out the welcome mat for gay tourists

After string of gay-friendly measures, Nepal aims to tap valuable tourist market

Nepal, Changing its Laws, Becomes a Destination for Gay Weddings

Nepal’s first Indian Gay Wedding

Nepal Hosts Symposium to Attract LGBT Visitors

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 Identity.pink 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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