“The government of Nepal legalized Homosexuality back in 2007 which made the country a safer place for LGBT community to live in.”
Homosexuality, cross-dressing and same-sex marriage was considered a crime. The liberal step taken by the state has helped Nepal achieve a global recognition and tap in the booming LGBT tourism market.
Through PINK EVEREST Initiative, LGBT tourists have arrived in Nepal more than before, it helped us organize same sex marriage of the foreigners and also coach hospitality staffs on etiquette and treatment of the guests.
The Government of Nepal legalized Homosexuality back in 2007, and became the first South Asian nation to do so. Homosexuality, same-sex marriage, cross-dressing or public expression of the same was considered a severe crime in Nepal, where a convict could serve up to 2 years in prison. However, the nation has transcended into a secular community, where everyone is allowed equal rights and opportunities for all.
LGBT in Nepal
Violence and discrimination against th LGBT community in the country was common. Facing harsh punishment for the expression of the same and disapproval from the society, it was very difficult phase of time for them. Despite all the odds, the nation finally proclaimed the legality of homosexuality, also making Nepal a potential market for Gay travel industry.
Being a nation with predominantly Hindu population, same-sex relationship is still considered a taboo, however…
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