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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Zambia president won't budge on gay rights even for international aid

Zambia president won't budge on gay rights even for international aid
It is not the first time Lungu declared his firm stance on LGBTI rights. During his election campaign in 2014, he said no amount of money would force ...

Russian president Vladimir Putin called trans people 'transformers'

Russian president Vladimir Putin called trans people 'transformers'
When Russia's president, Vladimir Putin called trans people 'transformers' a Russian LGBTI organization decided to school him. Putin went head to ...

IKEA brings its rainbow pride bags to Australia

IKEA brings its rainbow pride bags to Australia
IKEA Australia's people and culture manager Richard Harries said the ... Spencer sold a Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon and Tomato (LGBT) sandwich.

80% of Singaporeans agree LGBTI people face discrimination

80% of Singaporeans agree LGBTI people face discrimination
80% of Singaporeans agree LGBTI people face discrimination. Pink Dot 2019 calling for the repeal of the law which criminalizes male homosexual sex ...

The First LGBTI Film To Win Hearts Of People Travelling In Emirates Flights

The First LGBTI Film To Win Hearts Of People Travelling In Emirates Flights
Evening Shadows is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Sridhar Rangayan. The film depicts the story of LGBTI. The film that ...

LGBTQI people under-reporting mental illness due to 'distrust and fear', royal commission told

LGBTQI people under-reporting mental illness due to 'distrust and fear', royal commission told
Until we reduce the stigma of being LGBTI, people won't record that in their suicide stats," the commissioner said. "Why don't we ask about ...

Israeli education minister now says conversion therapy is 'wrong'

Israeli education minister now says conversion therapy is 'wrong'
Those comments provoked condemnation from LGBTI rights groups. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also criticized the comments.

Government to fund gender affirming surgeries in Indian state

Government to fund gender affirming surgeries in Indian state
LGBTI advocates have argued the bill restricts, rather than protects transgender people's rights. 'In the name of empowering us, this bill further ...

The woman forging the path for Indigenous economic independence


And what drew you to the area of economic independence for Aboriginal ... I have been able to lift my gaze from the Australian context to the global ...

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19 new Indigenous Australian emojis are on the way


Emojis are set to become more inclusive than ever with a new set of Emojis that will see Indigenous Australians cultures celebrated and recognised.

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Enshrining an Indigenous Voice would bring justice


I am ashamed, as I hope many fair minded Australians are, at the Prime Minister's weak-kneed response to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ken ...

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Why flu jabs for indigenous Australians are so important



AS THE monster flu season rages on, health professionals are urging indigenous Australians to get vaccinated. Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health ...

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Queensland Government announces 'conversation' to formalise Indigenous treaty


The Queensland Government has committed to starting a conversation about a pathway to an Indigenous treaty, but says it could be years before ...

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Weengushk International Film Festival celebrates global Indigenous talent


The opening night ceremonies were enhanced with a dance and song performance by a visiting troupe of Maori media personalities including Peter ...

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How brokerages can back Aboriginal communities



Last week, many Australians participated in NAIDOC Week – an annual event which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal ...

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Port Macquarie Aboriginal leader Kristal Kinsela-Christie calls on politicians to act sooner on ...


A Port Macquarie Indigenous leader has described the potential timeline around Indigenous recognition as "too long". Australians will have the ...

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Māori plant flag over uplifted children


There hasn't been such overwhelming anger from Māori since the foreshore and seabed issue. Hundreds packed an Auckland venue last weekend to ...

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Hutt Valley Matariki Achieving Excellence in Māori Health Awards


The awards, led by Hutt Valley DHB's Māori Health Team, celebrated everything our people do to improve whānau experience, eliminate health ...

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Historic hotel recognised Tekapo's Māori name


It may be known worldwide as Lake Tekapo but one historic feature on the lake held on to the destination's traditional Māori name, Takapō.

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Māori unite to declare 'enough is enough'


The opening of the fourth inquiry into the actions of the Ministry for Children was a watershed moment in New Zealand's history that set in motion plans ...

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


Tamaki Makaurau Tumahai after flooding at the Okahu Bay church and urupā in 2017. Coastal Māori communities will be hit hard by climate change ...

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Waikato District Council gives 'in principal' support for Māngai Māori representation


Waikato District Council has given support for Māori representation on council committees, with mayor Allan Sanson saying the move has been "a ...

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Flying Fijians expect a different Maori on Saturday


Meanwhile, the Flying Fijians were hosted to the traditions of the Maori's in New Zealand. Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu says it's important for ...

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Praise flows for record of Maori pioneer battalion


Praise flows for record of Maori pioneer battalion .... An article on Whitiki featured in a recent NZ Listener, with writer Peter Calder calling the book "a ...

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