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Nepal makes LGBTQ+ history

Words by Abi Scaife

Nepal has made history as the first South Asian country to legally recognise same-sex marriage.

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People in same-sex relationships can now legally register their marriages in Nepal. They are the first South Asian country to allow this and - within the continent of Asia - only Taiwan has also legalised same-sex marriage.

What does this mean?

Firstly, it’s hugely positive news for the LGBTQ+ community - people are celebrating up and down the country and hurrying to get their marriages registered. Secondly, this is a giant step forward for LGBTQ+ rights in general, and on the continent of Asia - getting the ball rolling for more rights to come further down the road.

Congratulations, Nepal!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

MindOut. An award winning LGBTQ community mental health service based in Brighton; run by LGBTQ people, for LGBTQ people. Learn more here.

Switchboard. They provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Support them here.

LGBT Hero. LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity for LGBTQ+ people supporting over 100,000 people a month.  Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Reduced Inequalities.

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