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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Gay men were biphobic at Pride: this needs to stop

Gay men were biphobic at Pride: this needs to stop
The Equality Network found 66% of bisexuals do not feel part of the LGBTI community. Figures that seem to have a knock-on effect. Bisexual adults are ...

Malawi police arrest two leading LGBTI activists

Malawi police arrest two leading LGBTI activists
Trapence heads the LGBTI organizaton, the Center for Development of People (CEDEP). They also arrested Anglican priest and human rights activist, ...

This bi woman was yelled awful slurs at on her way to Pride in London

This bi woman was yelled awful slurs at on her way to Pride in London
This isn't the first time Ellison has experienced anti-LGBTI verbal abuse on her way to Pride. 'Last year I got dirty glances and tutting. This year it was ...

Ally for life' Theresa May did not take part in Northern Ireland marriage vote

Ally for life' Theresa May did not take part in Northern Ireland marriage vote
The prime minister pledged life-time support for LGBTI people over the weekend, yet, was one of numerous high-profile lawmakers to not vote in what ...

Australian sports star sacked for anti-gay comments, prompting debate about religious freedoms

Australian sports star sacked for anti-gay comments, prompting debate about religious freedoms
Despite being one of Australia's and the world's best players, Mr Folau was sacked by his employer, Rugby Australia, after posting an anti-gay ...

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement LGBTI Education In Schools

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement LGBTI Education In Schools
Blue and Beyonce keep schooling us on how to match. Now this is how you match. Dubbed"The Leighton Jumper," the breezy garment is inspired by ...

Six Signs the Trump-Pence Administration is Abandoning LGBTQ Human Rights Abroad

Six Signs the Trump-Pence Administration is Abandoning LGBTQ Human Rights Abroad
From declaring LGBTQ rights to be human rights to appointing a special envoy for LGBTI human rights and writing a government-wide memorandum ...

Bagpipes and Queen Tribute band marked British presence at Santiago Pride March

Bagpipes and Queen Tribute band marked British presence at Santiago Pride March
The Embassy participated at the event to promote LGBTI rights, supported by the Foreign Office on a global level.

This Drug, Underused in the US, May Help Make HIV Very Rare in Australia

This Drug, Underused in the US, May Help Make HIV Very Rare in Australia
But in the past five years, the number of new infections with the virus has dropped by almost a quarter in Australia, with higher declines among gay ...

Uluru statement an 'invitation' for all Australians


To mark NAIDOC week, the RACGP highlights its position on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognises the ...

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The Aboriginal fashion designer sharing dreamtime stories on the world stage



The Gomeroi woman from northern NSW has made a name for herself as one of Australia's most talented and sought-after Indigenous designers, ...

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6000-year-old Aboriginal engineering feat named to World Heritage list



One of the finest examples of ancient aquaculture and hydraulic engineering is right in Australia's backyard. After a decades-long campaign by the ...

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Every year in July, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal ...



Indigenous affairs is a national priority for Australia. Ken Wyatt's appointment as the first Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians has brought ...

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Hong Kong government to appeal against court ruling that strips indigenous New Territories ...



The Hong Kong government has lodged an appeal against a court ruling that had partially revoked male indigenous villagers' traditional rights to build ...

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Minister to reveal 'indigenous voice' plan



Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold ...

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The all-Indigenous firefighting crew breaking down barriers - just by going to work



The inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern has been the site of many historic moments for Indigenous Australia, and now its small fire station has become ...

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Mission Songs Project sheds a light on Indigenous Australian history



The Mission Songs Project, from performer and music director Jessie Lloyd, delves into the secular songs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

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New Research Set to Help Address High Rate of Diabetes in NZ


The prevalence of diabetes in Maori and Pacific populations is around three times higher than among other New Zealanders. Counties Manukau DHB ...

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TVNZ's That's A Bit Racist doco is nothing new


 About four years ago, Māori TV started making one of the best current affairs/comedy shows New Zealand has ever seen. Now TVNZ, with its ...

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Rising STI rate in NZ due to 'failure' of sexual health services


New Zealand's sexual health services are failing our marginal communities, ... Peter Saxton, New Zealand AIDS Foundation Fellow in the School of ... particularly amongst Maori and Pacific populations and men who had sex with ...

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Local Government NZ embraces Māori view of local


The chair of Local Government New Zealand's Te Maruata Māori sub-committee says the association's new localism drive fits well with a kaupapa ...

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Don't ask, just tell Māori history


A leading teacher educator says teachers don't have to ask permission to teach local history and mātauranga Māori in their classrooms. Kathleen Irwin ...

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Maya meet Māori: the indigenous people learning from each other in Aotearoa


As part of the University of Otago's Maya-Māori cultural economy exchange last month, four Mayan academics visited New Zealand to share their ...

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Oranga Tamariki answers lie with Maori


Māori including herself have tried to achieve change by going to parliament, but the answer lies outside. "Until we have restored to us our right to be ...

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Figures show men, Maori have highest rate of suicide


The figures also show that the rate for male and female Maori was double that of non-Maori. For Maori males, 2016 had the highest number of deaths ...

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