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Nepal issues first third gender passport

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Nepal issues first third gender passport
Nepal issues first third gender passport

Kathmandu, August 11, 2015: The passport which allows ‘other’ as a gender category alongside ‘male’ and ‘female’ has been issued in Nepal .

First of such passport has been issued to Monica Shahi.

The only other countries which allows third gender passports are Australia and New Zealand.

LGBT activists have welcomed the move by Nepal as a huge step forward

In January ,the country announced it would introduce third gender passport and it has been hailed as one of the most successful on LGBT rights.

In 2011, Nepal  introduced third gender categories to its census and citizenship cards.

“It is a very progressive move, and we welcome it.”, leading LGBT rights activist Pinky Gurung said of this latest move.

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