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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Straight 'country boy' drives viral rainbow wagon at Oklahoma Pride

Straight 'country boy' drives viral rainbow wagon at Oklahoma Pride
But a straight self-described 'country boy' from Oklahoma – whose pro-LGBTI wagon recently went viral – has already done a lot to spread the ...

Gay man plans to challenge Dominica sodomy law

Gay man plans to challenge Dominica sodomy law
Darryl Philip, founder of Minority Rights Dominica, an LGBTI advocacy group in Dominica, in the press release said the experiences of the gay man ...

Mormon Republican Nathan Ivie on life after coming out as gay: I feel 'free'

Mormon Republican Nathan Ivie on life after coming out as gay: I feel 'free'
The county commissioner said he worked with families who have lost LGBTI children to suicide. He also interacted with a same-sex couple who he ...

Masturbating is one of Britain's favorite stress relievers

Masturbating is one of Britain's favorite stress relievers
One of the world's biggest surveys on masturbation found that 95% of LGBTI people said they masturbated. In the UK, 93% of men and 88% of women ...

Rainbow Reykjavik: How this Icelandic city embraced all of its kinks

Rainbow Reykjavik: How this Icelandic city embraced all of its kinks
Within the last 30 years, the country itself has had a fairly uncomplicated time with progressing LGBTI rights, enacting anti-discrimination laws, equal ...

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad
A year ago, in the 2018 edition, President Alvarado apologized to the LGBTI community, on behalf of the Costa Rican State for the persecution they ...

São Paulo's Pride Parade Celebrates Stonewall and Supreme Court's Decision

São Paulo's Pride Parade Celebrates Stonewall and Supreme Court's Decision
I think it's a consistent and symbolic decision,” stated the president of the National LGBTI + Alliance, Toni Reis. “Our challenge now is to introduce a ...

State Department 'has abandoned full support of LGBTI people'

State Department 'has abandoned full support of LGBTI people'
We recognize this formulation, which is used by a variety of organizations as code words for denying human and civil rights to LGBTI citizens — a ...

What's behind the AFL's sudden insistence that the game has Indigenous beginnings?


While Indigenous Australia has a rich oral record of Marn Grook (other similar ball games were played in the north and continental centre), debate ...

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'Broader than justice': Indigenous commissioner searches for answers to incarceration crisis


Victoria's first taskforce on young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system has begun, with the commissioner for Aboriginal children touring the ...

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Referendum on indigenous recognition in Australian Constitution “miles away”: attorney-general


 The Australian government is "miles away" from supporting a proposed indigenous advisory body to Parliament, ...

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Coles' indigenous workforce grows


The NSW public sector is regarded as the biggest employer of indigenous Australians with 9800 workers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait ...

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SIX Indigenous footy players refuse to sing national anthem during State of Origin Game II


Many Indigenous Australians have spoken out on their refusal to sing the anthem saying the song does not acknowledge the country's Aboriginal ...

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Indigenous history along the Murray River being unearthed in five-year research project


Eight researchers from Flinders University, led by Associate Professor Amy Roberts, has joined South Australia's River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal ...

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Play School to debut new Indigenous character in Acknowledgment of Country episode


Australian children's program Play School is debuting a new character, Kiya, in an Acknowledgment of Country episode to air on 8 July, during ...

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The Australian church's commitment to stem suicides among aboriginal youth


 "Suicide is often the last straw in a buildup of unhappiness and pain. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples ...

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Key to saving Hauraki Gulf: Let's try traditional Māori fishing practices


Traditional Māori fishing practices are being touted as one of the "keys" to rejuvenating marine life in the heavily-degraded Hauraki Gulf. Richelle ...

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Māori Council calls for inquiry into Pharmac


The Māori Council claims Pharmac's failings are leading to whanau dying, and is throwing its weight behind calls for a review of how it functions.

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Calls for more Māori input on polytech reforms shutdown - ITO head


Skills Active chairperson Sam Napia says Māori should have had more input on polytechnic reforms. 

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The buildings are 'uniquely Aotearoa'. Their Māori designers are ignored


Surely they – in this case Property Council New Zealand – should have mechanisms in place to ensure the designs submitted are fully credited to ...

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Getting out Māori vote biggest barrier to mayoralty hopes


A candidate for Gisborne's mayoralty says getting Māori out to vote is critical for her campaign. Meredith Akuhata-Brown is vying for the position ...

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Options are sought as Pharmac fails Māori


The New Zealand Māori Council is looking at what it would take to negotiate better deals for drugs if Pharmac isn't willing to do the job. Executive ...

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Māori and Pacific Fashion Designers coming to Hong Kong


In a first for New Zealand, six Māori and Pacific fashion designers and artists are travelling as a group to Hong Kong Fashion Week to showcase their ...

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'Balls up' of Te Reo Māori translation leads to sniggering at Bay of Islands' new airport


A sign at the new Bay of Islands Airport will be changed after it was pointed out that it has a rather lewd double meaning. The sign, at the airport's ...

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