Kathmandu, Feb 3: Nepal is all set to have Asia's first LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-sexual) regional centre, a lawmaker said on Wednesday, Feb 3.
Lawmaker and activist Sunal Babu Pant said, "It will be the first such LGBT centre in the entire Asia."
He said that the LGBT centre will promote the rights of sexual minorities of the South Asian region.
"It will be useful especially for sexual minorities from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, where the conditions of the third sex are vulnerable," he said.
He further said, "The centre with a conference capacity of 300 people will be ready within three years at the cost of around USD 2 million."
The LGBT centre will be equipped with a theatre, workshop facility, gallery, library, cafeteria, playground, health clinic, gym and swimming pool among other things. An area of 27,380 sq ft has been acquired for it at Taudaha near here.