Nepal to Allow Transgender Residents to Identify as Third Gender

January 8, 2015 3:51 AM

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Nepal announced plans this week to issue passports to sexual minorities, which will allow transgender residents in the Himalayan nation to openly identify as a member of a third gender on their travel documents.

“We have changed the passport regulations and will add a third category of gender for those people who do not want to be identified as male or female,” Lok Bahadur Thapa, chief of the government’s passport department, told Reuters.

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