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In the realm of "Pride and Progress," Nepal's LGBTI community has experienced a remarkable transformation. Previously stigmatized as "social pollutants," they now stand on the cusp of substantial social and political advancements. Nepal not only recognizes a legal third gender but also champions equal rights, setting a global example.

Over the last decade, the relentless efforts of LGBTI activists have brought about significant changes, signifying a turning point in the fight for equal representation. With the upcoming second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, Pinky Gurung, a determined transwoman, is actively engaged in grassroots campaigning. She is a candidate in the Proportional Representation (PR) category, representing her political party.

Gurung firmly believes that the transgender community deserves a voice in the new parliament to champion the rights of gender and sexual minorities. Her campaign is driven by the hope that supporters of transgender rights will vote for her, a pivotal factor in her quest for victory. The encouraging support from voters fuels her determination to break down barriers and push for a more inclusive society.

In the spirit of "Pride and Progress," members of the gender and sexual minority community unite in support of Gurung, with a shared mission to bring about a more inclusive and equal future for all.

  • Gopal Shivakoti
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    October 31, 2023
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Director Biography - Gopal Shivakoti

Gopal Shivakoti is a documentary filmmaker from Nepal. He has been working in the film and digital media industry since 2004. Primarily, he is a visual editor who also specializes in 2D animation, motion graphics, and filmmaking. His hobbies include ethnology and documentary filming.

He has shot and edited a dozen non-fiction films. His first feature-length documentary, "Save Gangamaya," is about Satyagrahi Gangamaya Adhikari, who has been on a fast-unto-death protest to seek justice for the 2004 murder of her innocent teenage son. The film received an overwhelming response in the international film festival circuit.

His recent documentary films include "In Search of the Searchman," "When Shall I See My Daddy," "War Crime," "We are with Dr. KC," "Gai Jatra," "Bicycle Hero," "Chain and Worship," "PERPETUAL SEARCH," "Simple Joy," and "PRIDE AND PROGRESS."

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