Gopal Shivakoti | Nepal | 2018 | 13:00 |
Nepali with English Subtitles
Members of Nepal’s LGBTI community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights including legal recognition of a third gender, that put the country leagues ahead of much of the rest of the world. The past decade has proved critical in that evolution, as LGBTI activists won significant victories in Nepal’s courts.
With the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies just around the corner, Pinky Gurung (a transwoman) is busy in a door-to-door campaign. She is a candidate under Proportional Representation (PR) category from one of the political party.
Gurung is of the view that there is a need for representation of transgender in the new parliament to raise the voices of gender and sexual minority. Gurung hopes that people who love transgender will vote her which will be instrumental in her victory.
She is encouraged to receive support from voters.
Members of gender and sexual minority are campaigning in favor of Gurung.