Asia's first gay sports tournament begins in Nepal; Louganis main draw
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Hundreds of athletes on Friday took part in Asia's first-ever sports tournament for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
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.
"We are happy to be able to organise the games," said Mr Sunil Pant, a former Nepal parliamentarian.