60 LGBT protesters arrested in Kathmandu

Around 60 LGBT protesters were arrested in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 14,
apparently for demonstrating too close to government buildings.

They were demanding that the government issue identity cards to
transgender people showing that their sex is neither male nor female but
rather a “third” reality.

Gay MP Sunil Babu Pant said on Facebook that he was among the detainees.

“We had a meeting with Prime Minister today,” he wrote Sept. 16. “He said
he would solve the Citizenship ID problem soon, but we need to keep the

By Rex Wockner


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