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Thousands join Kathmandu’s first gay pride march since COVID

 Thousands of people marched on the streets of Kathmandu on Saturday (June 11) to celebrate pride month and Nepal’s LGBTQ+ community.

Crowds of people were seen holding large rainbow flags, a globally-recognised symbol of the LQBTQ+ community, as they marched through the Nepalese capital, while others danced to Nepalese songs and the popular tunes of Bollywood.

Attendees welcomed the return of the annual event after organisers were forced to hold it virtually last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The socially conservative Himalayan nation has become increasingly progressive regarding LGBTQ+ rights since a decade-long Maoist civil war ended in 2006, and a feudal monarchy was abolished two years later.

LGBTQ+ people were counted for the first time in Nepal’s 2021 census, a move that campaigners said could help sexual minorities gain better access to education and health schemes.

(Production: Iona Serrapica)

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