Criminal Law Edit
Private, homosexual relations between consenting adults are a crime, with a maximum punishment of two years in prison. Cross-dressing is also illegal under various laws against public immorality.
2007 Court Decision Edit
The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist has made several homophobic statements. Party members have described homosexuality as "a production of capitalism" that "doesn't exist" under socialism, and LGBT people as "social pollutants."
LGBT people in Nepal are represented by human rights group the Blue Diamond Society.