Kathmandu, August 11, 2015: The passport which allows â€˜otherâ€™ as a gender category alongside â€˜maleâ€™ and â€˜femaleâ€™ has been issued in NepalÂ .
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 NepalÂ as a huge step forward
In January ,the country announced it would introduce third gender passport and itÂ has been hailed as one of the most successfulÂ on LGBT rights.
In 2011, Nepal Â introducedÂ third gender categories to its census and citizenship cards.
â€œIt is a very progressive move, and we welcome it.â€, leading LGBT rights activist Pinky Gurung said of this latest move.