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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Russian city allows, then bans, Pride parade as 'children might see it'

Russian city allows, then bans, Pride parade as 'children might see it'
Nikolay Alexeev, a LGBTI rights activist in Russia, said the Tomsk region city parade was scheduled for 24 July. 'Strezhevoy may become the first town ...

Oxfam under attack in Senegal for defending LGBTI people

Oxfam under attack in Senegal for defending LGBTI people
Members of the Islamic Front for the Defense of Ethic Values protest in Senegal in April 2009 about the release of nine gay men who were jailed for ...

Pride journeys are now part of London Transport Museum's LGBTI project

Pride journeys are now part of London Transport Museum's LGBTI project
Fam from being an isolated incident, anti-LGBTI verbal and physical abuse is on the rise in the UK. Ahead of this year's Pride in London, a bisexual ...

Australia tried to suppress interview with a gay refugee: 'Do you drink cum?'

Australia tried to suppress interview with a gay refugee: 'Do you drink cum?'
Australia's government tried to suppress an interview with a gay refugee that contained 'highly inappropriate' questions. Asylum officials asked a ...

There was a queer marriage in Final Fantasy IX 19 years ago

 There was a queer marriage in Final Fantasy IX 19 years ago
Queer characters in video games is often considered a new idea – something modern to welcome LGBTI audiences. But, in Final Fantasy IX, which ...

Man fined after refusing to apologise for anti-gay flyers

Man fined after refusing to apologise for anti-gay flyers
Tasmania's Supreme Court has fined a man who refused to publicly apologise for distributing anti-gay flyers. James Durston distributed the flyer titled ...

Comedian perfectly responds to concerns books on gay people turn kids gay

Comedian perfectly responds to concerns books on gay people turn kids gay
British comedian Joe Lycett had the perfect response to people concerned about books on LGBTI people turning kids gay. It came about after BBC ...

Time is running out to have your say in EU survey for LGBTI people

Time is running out to have your say in EU survey for LGBTI people
Time is running out to lend your voice to the EU's new survey for LGBTI people. The research is being conducted by the European Union Agency for ...

The life of Australians in the 70-ies


1970-ies in Australia is the "boom" of flared pants, disheveled hair, ... the campaign for aboriginal rights to land and the liberation movement of gays.

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Key to an indigenous voice's success is that it must be practical Chris Kenny


The nation's first indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians must ... of Aboriginal people in our nation's founding document but delivers a practical ...

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13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair


The 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is proud to host over 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community Art Centres from across Australia, who ...

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Keeping Aboriginal culture and songlines alive in South Australia's Flinders Ranges


The Flinders Ranges in South Australia are known for their rich Aboriginal history and now Barngarla woman Jonas Dare and Wiradjuri woman Jaja ...

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Aboriginal archaeologist's call for heritage commission turned down by government


Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt was contacted for comment but referred the request to the federal government's new National Indigenous ...

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Squalid homes demolished, residents relocated from Aboriginal reserves, in shadow of big-money ...


In Ninga Mia, on the doorstep of Australia's largest open cut gold mine, ... Mr Wyatt, cousin to the Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken ...

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Urban Aborigines should experience the real world


Thank goodness Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt has been brave and blunt enough in his comments ("Get real, Wyatt tells urban ...

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Indigenous emojis featuring Aboriginal flag and boomerang to be launched


"Soon you will be pushing out Australia's first set of Indigenous emojis, made by young people on Arrernte country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs," the post ...

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Rheumatic fever rates in young Northland Māori one of world's highest


Of the 69 cases identified in the audit, which has been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, 64 (93 per cent) of all cases were Māori; four ...

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Expect action when Māori and Fijian under-20 teams meet Rotorua


The New Zealand Maori Under-20 manager is predicting a real Fijian style of play when his side play the curtain-raiser to the Māori All Blacks game in ...

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Fiji too good for NZ Maori


New Zealand Maori, who had lost just one of their previous 25 matches, get a shot at redemption when the teams meet again in Rotorua this week.

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Māori 'at war' with Oranga Tamariki


An inquiry into Oranga Tamariki was launched by a powerhouse of Māori leaders at a packed hui in Mangere this weekend . The inquiry is one of four ...

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The challenges Māori face getting cancer treatment


Last year, 41-year-old mother-of-three Wiki Mulholland was diagonosed with advanced breast cancer. Since then Wiki and her husband Malcolm have ...

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Using te reo Māori at work leads to increased job satisfaction, study finds


Organisations that incorporate te reo Māori in their workplaces benefit from increased job satisfaction, new research from Auckland University of ...

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Google Translate update means service can recognise written te reo Māori and translate it


Google can now recognise written te reo Māori and translate it instantly into more than 100 different languages. Before, the machine translation ...

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Iwi leader suing Government over 'failure' to protect Māori from climate change


An iwi leader is suing the Government over its "failure" to protect Māori from climate change and wants the courts to force dramatic action ...

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