Τρίτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2012

Nepal will host Asia's first gay Olympics.

LGBT sportspeople will compete in track and field, volleyball, football, martial arts and tennis in Kathmandu in September.
Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay politician
The national stadium is booked, top class athletes have been drafted in as coaches and referees and the date is set for Nepal to host Asia’s first gay Olympics this September, the organisers announced yesterday.
‘The aims for organising this event are to mainstream LGBTs into the larger society, promote healthy lifestyles and promote health mentally and spiritually,’ said Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal’s first openly gay politician and head of gay rights group Blue Diamond Society and the LGBT travel company Pink Mountain.
Another gay sports tournament, AsiaPacific Outgames debuted in 2008 in Melbourne and was held in Wellington in 2011, but has yet to be held in Asia. Nepal has expressed interest in hosting the next tournament in 2014.
Nepal has some of the most progressive attitudes to LGBT rights in Asia. The national consensus last year recognised a third gender, and earlier this year one of the country’s biggest sit com stars proudly announced his child’s gender realignment surgery.
In 2008 Nepal's Supreme Court ruled that it would end discrimination to LGBT people, including the right to marry. The law allowing same-sex marriage is likely to be part of the new constitution which is expected to be finalised before 31 May this year, following a six month extension.

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