Nepal hosts Gay Pride Parade demanding equal rightsAround the World, Online Only, Top Highlights Saturday, August 12th, 2017
KATHMANDU — Hundreds of members of Nepal’s gay community marched through Kathmandu on Tuesday, many wearing vibrant costumes and carrying rainbow flags and balloons, in an annual pride parade.
The Hindustan Times reported that around 1,500 people took part in the parade, paying tribute to members of the LGBT community who had died in 2017, including American artist Gilbert Baker who designed the rainbow flag that has become an emblem of the gay community.
“Every year we celebrate a pride festival to show that we want to be recognized in this society with our different identity, that we are a part of this society,” said Pinky Gurung, president of the Blue Diamond Society, a gay rights organization in Nepal.
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