2,000 at Kathmandu pride parade

Some 2,000 people turned out for the first large-scale gay pride parade in
Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 25.

Openly gay Member of Parliament Sunil Babu Pant led the procession, riding
an elephant.

British Ambassador John Tucknott joined the march and U.S. Ambassador
Scott DeLisi sent a message of solidarity.

Tucknott told The Times of India, “It is about saying yes to embracing

In an e-mail interview, Pant said: “This festival is to be established as
an international one, which it did from this year on. We had foreigners
from 15 countries, including India, Japan, U.S., UK, Denmark, France,
Norway and Australia, and we expect more international participants from
next year on.”

By Rex Wockner


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