What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Nepal? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal in Nepal?
Yes. Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalised in 2007.
The age of consent is 16, regardless of sexuality.
Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ people in Nepal?
Yes. Protections were introduced in 2007.
Is there Marriage Equality in Nepal?
No. There are is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships, although there appears to be growing support for the necessary laws to be enacted to move towards Marriage Equality.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Nepal?
In terms of LGBTQ equality, Nepal is a progressive part of the world.
Although a socially conservative country, attitudes are changing.