Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Mr. Gay Handsome Nepal Contest In Kathmandu Working to Improve LGBTQ Rights

My Republica reports:

The second edition of Mr Gay Handsome Nepal is underway in the capital. The program is organized by [an] organization working for the rights of LGBTIQ community in Nepal.

According to the organizers, the pageant . . . is the milestone event for the community and stated that it not only focused on handsome Nepali gay men but is also looking for Nepali gay men who will take on the responsibility to champion gay rights in the country as well as being involved in generating awareness of the LGBTIQ movement.

The organizers believed that the winner will play a powerful role in educating the public at large. According to the society, whilst the law in Nepal may be progressive and accepting of same-sex relations, much work needs to be continued in reaching out to closeted LGBTIQ people and providing them mental support and guidance.

See full My Republica story here.

UPDATE: New Next Now further reports

The wait is over: The winner of the Mr Gay Handsome Nepal 2017 has been crowned.

Manindra Singh was given the trophy at an event Tuesday night, as well as a cash prize of 50,000 rupees (a little less than $500).

Singh (above center) is definitely a thirst-quencher, but the Blue Diamond Society, the LGBT rights group that organizes the event, says the pageant is also focused on gay men who will champion gay rights in Nepal, not just the handsome ones.

See the New Next Now full story here.

See the My Republica update here for many more pictures.

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