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Monday, 5 August 2019

Rallies around Australia to oppose religious exemptions

“Consult with the LGBTI community at every point. Stop the religious culture war that is putting the mental health of LGBTI Australians at risk.”.


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China: 30 million users blocked from popular e-book platforms

... but some of the books available on the apps have covers depicting women in revealing clothing or include content with sexual or LGBTI themes.


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Waiting in Juárez: Women and LGBTI asylum seekers stuck in a dangerous limbo

Longer wait times in Mexico for would-be US immigrants mean longer exposure to danger – especially for lesbian women in cities with high femicide ...


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“I have no place in society”

Many LGBTI people in Zimbabwe suffer from low self-esteem; they are isolated and often depressed. “I have no place in society,” a young Lesbian in ...


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Florida politician says LGBTI people 'love' being in prison

He also wrote 'many residents' believe the Pride flag should be erected outside prisons 'since the LGBT population is so great in those institutions'.


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Mother of trans Salvadoran woman who died after leaving ICE custody demands answers

Medina's death sparked widespread outrage among LGBTI and ... Medina de Barrientos also told the Blade that LGBTI activists in El Salvador and the ...


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The LGBTI group occupies a building in Copacabana and causes controversy among neighbors

The property group is part of the collective caseme "Casem", composed of 23 members of the LGBTI community in a vulnerable situation. The leader of ...


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Why it's important not to lose our sense of fun on the fight for equality

I'm told to feel miserable, the world is a terrible place, especially for LGBTI people. Even if you yourself aren't facing problems, your LGBTI siblings are.


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Indigenous voice of division would force parliament's hand Daniel Wild

All major policy decisions made by parliament affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait ... Laws are passed by parliament on behalf of all Australian citizens ...


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Fix it or we'll throw Constitution into sea: Galarrwuy Yunupingu

One of Australia's most respected Aboriginal leaders, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, has made what he describes as a final demand for substantive ...


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When Rape Onscreen Is Directed by a Woman

She is accompanied by an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, played by the first-time actor Baykali ... This is a discussion that Australia needs to have.”.


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Jennifer Kent's Brutal New Film The Nightingale Spits on Your Colonialism

Set in Tasmania in 1825, during the colonization of Australia (a time often ... A desperate Clare seeks revenge with the aid of an Aboriginal guide ...


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A vote on recognition

Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the land in Australia will go to a public referendum in this term of the ...


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Yothu Yindi Foundation chief says Australian governments 'dining out' on Aboriginal misery

Aboriginal people are prisoners to incompetence and maladministration by governments that spend on urban centres and tourists instead of tackling ...


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Prominent Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu to sue over Arnhem Land mining

Prominent Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu has announced plans to sue the Commonwealth Government for compensation over mining on the ...


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The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles

“The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles” features 94 works from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection of Miami, Fla.


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Will Jacinda come? Māoris pin their hopes on PM in fight for sacred site

Hundreds of Māori have travelled from across New Zealand to join the occupation and protect what they consider to be sacred land from a private ...


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Rangi Hetet's life carving for the people honoured in new film

Over the years he taught at a number of institutes, marae and held wānanga for his carving classes - teaching Māori all around the motu. "It was good ...


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Ex-Warrior Sione Faumuina returns to New Zealand to help athletes move into Second Phase

Pacific Island/Māori athletes make up about 42 per cent of the NRL's player base and almost half of the professional rugby players in New Zealand.


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A damning report of New Zealand's health system has been published in medical journal The Lancet

They say Maori, Pacific and low-income New Zealanders in particular are losing out and the way the health system is organised is partly to blame.


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NZ Māori Council calls for Simon Bridges to apologise for Tokelau comments

The New Zealand Māori Council says Simon Bridges should apologise for dismissing Tokelau in his criticism of the Prime Minister. Jacinda Ardern ...


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Thousands of Kiwis Living with Asthma at Risk

Rates of pertussis are higher in Maori and Pasifika people aged 15+[5], with rates of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive ...


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Police remove guns from Ihumātao, protesters worried

Campaign spokesperson Pania Newton said they "should be chasing white supremacists, not Māori protectors". Read more: Explainer: Why Ihumātao ...


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'Complex, fragmented' health system is fuelling inequities

Māori, Pacific and low-income New Zealanders in particular are losing out and the way the health system is organised is partly to blame, they say.


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