efe-epaNew Delhi/Kathmandu

The quest for legalizing marriage between persons of the same-sex has once again put Nepal at the forefront in terms of the rights of the LGBTIQ community in South Asia, which has faced deadly attacks and stabbings in Bangladesh, while in countries like Afghanistan being a homosexual can be reason enough for being legally punished or whipped.

Sunita Lama and Laxmi met at a Kathmandu bus stop 10 years ago, fell in love, and now live together. EFE-EPA