Nepal's Version of a Gay Rights Rally
BY Advocate.com Editors
August 15 2011 1:50 PM ET
Gay rights proponents gathered in Nepal this weekend to call for their inclusion in a new constitution being drafted for the country, the Associated Press reports.
The constitution could include equal rights for sexual minorities. And supporters used the occasion of the traditional festival of Gaijatra, which honors the dead, to bring their campaign to Narayanghat. The rally couldn't be missed in the rural town, with the march reportedly led by two decorated elephants. And bands played music to help draw people into the streets.
The Associated Press reports that LGBT people have felt more comfortable being open about their sexuality in the cities than in rural areas like Narayanghat, so the event marked a milestone in acceptance.