Anshu Bhandari, 22, a male transgender from Nawalparasi, takes a break at a tea shop in Bharatpur, Chitwan. Nepal is the only country in South Asia to recognize the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex individuals (LGBTI). Approximately 134,000 individuals are currently registered as third gender at 40 different district offices across the country. Over the last few years, LGBTI communities throughout Nepal have started coming together in search of equal rights, social justice and recognition. (image by Sailendra Kharel)
Anshu Bhandari, 22, a male transgender from Nawalparasi, takes a break at a tea shop in Bharatpur, Chitwan. Nepal is the only country in South Asia to recognize the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex individuals (LGBTI). Approximately 134,000 individuals are currently registered as third gender at 40 different district offices across the country. Over the last few years, LGBTI communities throughout Nepal have started coming together in search of equal rights, social justice and recognition.
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