The first South
Asia LGBTI Partnership Building Workshop will be held
September 3-4 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The workshop is
being organized by LLH Norway and Blue Diamond Society,
Kathmandu, and it will take place at the Hotel Astoria
in Lazimpat area of Kathmandu.
According to a
press release announcing the workshop, "The aim of
the workshop is to form partnership amongst South
Asian LGBTI groups and communities, share experiences,
learn form each other and support LGBTI movements in
South Asia to advance our rights and ensure justice. We also
aim to strengthen our knowledge in the field of South Asian
social and cultural sexuality."
The workshop will
focus on strengthening old and new LGBTI movements in
South Asia. The primary workshop language will be English.
There have been
successful LGBTI movements in some South Asian countries,
and new groups are emerging that can contribute to South
Asian activism. (The Advocate)