Gay sports festival kicks off in Nepal

Oct 13, 2012, 09:50 IST | AFP

Hundreds of athletes yesterday took part in Asia's first-ever sports tournament for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, organisers said

The three-day event at the national football stadium and other venues around Kathmandu kicked off with a football match between local teams. The tournament features basketball, volleyball, football, martial arts and tennis, said The Blue Diamond Society, Nepal’s leading gay rights group.

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