“In Nepali society, women are still taken as second class citizens,” said Apeksha, a 22-year old activist working to promote gender equality and LGBT rights in Nepal. “That’s why lesbians face double discrimination — we’re women and LGBT.”

Born in a remote Nepali village, she first realized she was gay when she was 13 but did not know what her feelings meant.

“I thought I had a kind of disease because I didn’t have any kind of feelings for boys and only liked girls,” she said.  READ FULL