Sunil Babu Pant Becomes Nepal’s First Openly Gay Lawmaker


Thursday May 1, 2008
Only months after Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered their government to extend equal protections under the law to their gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex people (more), Sunil Babu Pant, founder of The Blue Diamond Society, won one of five seats secured by The Communist Party of Nepal (United), becoming the countries first openly gay lawmaker.

“Representing a sexual minority I will make sure the new constitution protects sexual groups, people with disabilities, small indigenous castes and others,” Pant told AFP.

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Image: Sunil Babu Pant after the December 2007 ruling by the Nepal Supreme Court granting LGBTI people equal protections under the law. © Blue Diamond Society