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Nepal’s gay parade

entertainment Updated: Aug 28, 2010 01:05 IST

Hundreds from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community braved monsoon rains to hold a gay pride parade in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday, led by South Asia’s only openly homosexual lawmaker.

The march was organised by Nepalese parliamentarian Sunil Pant, a vocal gay rights campaigner who rode through the city on an elephant followed by around 500 supporters, many of whom danced and played musical instruments.