Nepal’s Gays Get Serious About Activism

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Nepal’s gay activists aren’t pussy-footing around government repression.

Blue Diamond Society demanded the government curb its anti-queer crusade or face public protest:

At a press conference in the capital of Katmandu the Blue Diamond Society made four demands of the government: stop the state sanctioned violence against sexual minorities, give gays and the transgendered representation in the Constituent Assembly, guarantee sexual minorities the vote, and provide transsexuals with proper identification certificates.

Unless the demands are met, Blue Diamond said, it will “feel compelled to take to the streets.”

Things have been getting progressively worse for the South Asian nation’s bent boys and girls, including persecution against a women with small breasts (a key characteristic for lesbians, apparently) and the massive anti-trans arrests last July.