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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6914" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Legal Gender Recognition: A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia The vast majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. This report undertakes a comprehensive review...

This year began with such hope for transgender people in Nepal as the government announced citizens could identify as “other” on their passports. We were getting ready to celebrate the issuing of the first of these pioneering passports, when disaster struck the country. Among the thousands of people who were killed by the earthquake which hit the Kathmandu area a little over a month ago, were Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual and Questioning (LGBTIQ) friends too. Ciatala died when a house...

Dear friends and colleagues, With heavy hearts, sadness and sense of fear, Blue Diamond Society, on behalf of Nepalese sexual and gender minority communities, sends this updates on aftermath of recent devastating earthquake that hit Nepal hard. You must have heard the news and some information already shared from our founder Sunil babu pant and other colleagues of BDS that LGBTI community are also equally affected if not more. The level of devastation in Nepal is huge and much is still...

This community should be treated as any other human being. Nepal's minister for information and communication has said the government is ready to amend discriminatory legal provisions against sexual minorities. Speaking on Wednesday (4 February) at the first day of a three-day South Asian transgender and hijra consultation in Kathmandu, Minendra Rijal said the government had started the process by issuing passports with a third gender. 'This community should be treated as any other human being,' he said, adding that his party,...