Former US LGBTI envoy confirmed as next ambassador to Nepal

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The U.S. Senate on Thursday by a voice vote confirmed Randy Berry as the next U.S. ambassador to Nepal.

Then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015 named Berry, a career Foreign Service officer who is openly gay, as the first special U.S. envoy to promote LGBTI rights abroad.

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Hundreds of LGBT and supporters rally in Nepal capital

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — About a thousand members of sexual minorities and their supporters have paraded in Nepal’s capital to demand equality and implementation of their rights under the country’s new constitution.

Participants in the parade Aug. 19 in downtown Kathmandu said they still don’t have equal rights despite a constitutional ban on discrimination on the basis of sexuality.

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Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Tooting horns and ringing chimes, hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal’s capital Aug. 11 for a colorful celebration of Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country’s gay community.

In this socially conservative Hindu-majority nation, the festival was traditionally the only day people felt free to cross-dress. But social norms are changing fast as this fledgling Himalayan democracy emerges from centuries of religious monarchy.

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