KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Manindra Singh has won Mr Gay Handsome Nepal 2017. The second edition of Mr Gay Handsome Nepal was held at Rastriya Nach Ghar in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
The winner received Rs 50,000 cash prize and trophy. Likewise, Birendra Chaudhary bagged First Runner-Up title and received Rs 40,000 whereas Anuj Peter Rai won Second Runner-Up title with Rs 30,000 cash prize.
The program was organized by Blue Diamond Society, the organization working for the rights of LGBTIQ community in Nepal.
According to the organizers, the pageant is the milestone event for the community and stated that it not only focused on handsome Nepali gay men but is also looking for Nepali gay men who will take on the responsibility to champion gay rights in the country as well as being involved in generating awareness of the LGBTIQ movement.
The organizers believed that the winner will play a powerful role in educating the public at large. According to the society, whilst the law in Nepal may be progressive and accepting of same-sex relations, much work needs to be continued in reaching out to closeted LGBTIQ people and providing them mental support and guidance.
The first edition of the competition was held in 2013 and Bishwaraj Adhikari had bagged the title.