Thursday, 9 August 2012

Nepal To Host Asia’s First Gay Olympics




The Gay Olympics first started in San Francisco in 1982. Now Nepal will be hosting Asia's first Gay Olympics. In a first event of its kind in Asia The Blue Diamond Society (BDS) has announced The Gay Olympic will start from October 12. 

More then 200 athletes have already confirmed their participation in the event. Till now 13 countries including the United States, New Zealand, Poland, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have confirmed their participation. 

Nepal Sports Foundation (NSF) has offered technical support for the event but the organizers are more worried about the funds that are going to be used in this event. The event has been shortened to three days due to the lack of fund. The Australian government has also provided financial support of RS 1.7 million to the organizers and they have been able to gather a sum of RS 2 million for the event. Nepal is roughly estimated to have a population of 350,000 plus LGBTs.

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