Nepal

Nepal Set to Issue IDs For "Third Gender"

For people who don't want to be identified as male or female

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An official says Nepal's government has ordered issuance of citizenship certificates with the label third gender for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female.

Activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights.

Home Ministry Bhola Siwakot the order has been issued to all the district administration offices.

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