Nepal to get an LGBT Centre

Timothy Kincaid

February 3rd, 2010

nepal2In advance of the implementation in May of their new constitution which will allow same-sex marriage, and as part of their effort to become a tourist destination for gay travelers, the nation of Nepal is continuing to demonstrate their acceptance and welcome of gays and lesbians.

OneIndia reports

Nepal is all set to have Asia’s first LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-sexual) regional centre, a lawmaker said on Wednesday, Feb 3.

The centre with a conference capacity of 300 people will be ready within three years at the cost of around USD 2 million.

The LGBT centre will be equipped with a theatre, workshop facility, gallery, library, cafeteria, playground, health clinic, gym and swimming pool among other things.

Those who were considering a trip to Hawaii this year may wish to splurge on an exotic picturesque location. And how cool would it be to tell your neighbors, “Yeah, our state may not recognize it, the when we married at the foot of Mt. Everest, the nation of Nepal treated our marriage with respect and dignity.”


February 3rd, 2010

What an extraordinary country. I shall have to plan a visit.


February 3rd, 2010

And I thought it would’ve been either Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, or even China before Nepal. Nepal is going to make a significant amount of money out of this: much more significant if it were any other of the developed Asian countries. It may easily become the premier gay tourist destination in Asia, not just with gay Western tourists, but with Asian ones as well.


February 3rd, 2010

My sister’s best friend in a midwestern grad school (5 months back) just returned to her home in Nepal (5 weeks back)… she was wonderful and sweet, her parents as well, and at the same time, the caste system is deeply entrenched there…

They were all part of the upper-most caste, surprised to hear that black people weren’t actually more poverty-, drug-, and crime-ridden than anybody else in the U.S., willing to adopt new customs and assumptions, as long as it was the American Way, and there was evidence to support them.

Chris McCoy

February 4th, 2010

There was a recent political coup in Nepal, which overthrew the centuries old monarchy and replaced it with a “Democratic Republic” (read, Maoist Communism).

It remains to be seen if the Communists in Nepal seek to start a “Cultural Revolution” and destroy the rich cultural history of Nepal.

I am taking a wait-and-see approach to Nepal. I am leery of spending tourist dollars in Nepal, touring Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha, only to have the Communists use the money to tear it down and build a factory.

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