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Blue Diamond Society

Contact Person : Sunil Babu Pant
Phone No: +977-1-1 444 3350/444 5147
Email : ayon@ayon.org
Address : Shivabhakti Marg no. 344 Khursanitar-2, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal Fax : 4438600 GPO Box 8975 EPC 51
URL : http://www.bds.org.np

This a non-government organiziation for lesbian gay bixesual & transgenders in Nepal.

The Blue Diamond Society established at 2001.Working for sexual minorities in a country like Nepal where Hindu conservative religion and society based on Hinduism which condemns sexual behaviour other than heterosexual and therefore people like us was extremely challenging .the first challenge was registrations an NGO for sexual minorities the constitution doesn’t recognize sexual minorities so BDS was register as a sexual health programme. The BDS work in Kathmandu with local communities and on a national level with the mission to improve the sexual health, human rights and well being of sexual minorities in Nepal including Métis ,gay men, bisexuals, lesbian, and men who have sex workers. Through BDS outreach work, they reach up to 15000 men who use our drop-in centre and their out reach service another 40-50 lesbians access there services as well. BDS the only organization of their kind and key activities include health promotion for sexual minorities psycho-social counselling raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, promoting human rights and sexual health, documenting human right violations and violated .BDS also organize innovative events such as a beauty pageant, and built and strengthen communities. The BDS has documented violence and abuse that has included arbitrary arrests, attempted murder, rape, blackmail, and all varieties of physical and verbal abuse and discrimination in the workplace, school medical facilities and else where. BDS has done an exceptional job in publicizing thee incidents on the local, national and international level, bringing attention to this situation.

VISION

Societies which respect and value each sexual and gender minorities.
Societies where each sexual and gender minorities can live with equal right and dignity.
Societies where all sexual and gender minorities have hope and opportunities.