Nepal issues citizenship certificates listing transgender as third sex.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Transgender people (Licensing, certification and accreditation)
Citizenship (Laws, regulations and rules)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 32
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Nepal Geographic Code: 9NEPA Nepal
Accession Number: 192393429
Full Text: Two people in Nepal have been issued a citizenship certificate listing transgender as third sex, as per a Supreme Court verdict handed down in December 2007. The ruling allows lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTs) to obtain citizenship certificates and avail of other fights on a par with other citizens. "I'm a daughter biologically but socially, I'm a son," said one of them. The Blue Diamond Society, an organisation working for the rights of LGBTs, hailed this as a landmark decision for sexual and gender minorities in Nepal. (1)

(1.) Citizenship under "third gender". AWID/Kantipur Online, 22 September 2008.
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