Living Gay: A Perspective from Nepal is a multimedia web magazine that projects what it means to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) in modern Nepal.
Since Nepal’s gay rights movement came into highlight in 2007, the world media has focused much on the policy aspect and little on personal stories.
With his postgraduate project, Bibek Bhandari thought of filling the void.
This web site is Bibek’s solo project to fulfill the course requirements for University of Westminster’s journalism department. He is the reporter, producer and editor for this site.
Bibek traveled to his native Nepal from London, and within a month’s time he finished reporting, writing, producing a radio feature, putting together audio slideshows. He took some additional time to code and design the website.
Bibek's other graduate projects include a group website, Colour My London, and a news site, Westminster News Online.
Bibek currently contributes for the Huffington Post, The National in the UAE, Man's World in India, and The Week in Nepal.
Bibek interned for Rolling Stone India in 2009 and moved to his home country, Nepal, in 2010 to work for The Week, weekend edition of Republica based in Kathmandu.
A freelance multimedia journalist now, Bibek started his print journalism career inside theTCU Daily Skiff newsroom in 2007.
With a strong interest in international reporting, Bibek blogged for the New-York based South Asian Journalists Association and has reported from Kathmandu to Kashmir and Durban to Dallas.
He has a postgraduate degree in online journalism from University of Westminster and an undergraduate degree in journalism from Texas Christian University.
Special thanks to everyone in Nepal and London who has made this project possible.