The 14th International Pride Festival was marked on GAIJATRA on 8th of August in Kathmandu by Blue Diamond Society. The march which started off from Thamel and concluded at Basantapur saw participation of up to 2000 LGBTIQ people from across the country according to Pahichan. The festival which is marked annually on Gaijatra is celebrated in the memory of family and friends who have passed away in the past year. The 2017 International Pride Festival remembered transgender Mamata CK, director Nilu Doma Sherpa and Gilbert Bekar amongst many others.
With the theme being ‘My family and my friends are proud about me’, this years rally was officially inaugurated by Minister for Women, Children, and Social Welfare Asha Koirala. The Insta Queen Malvika Subba also attended the event and shared some snaps on her profile! Meghna Lama is looking amazing as usual.