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Monday, 19 August 2019

Two conversion therapy survivors want protections for LGBTQ youth

For Thomas Argue, growing up in Victoria County in the 1990s was idyllic in some ways, humiliating and painful in others. Argue, who is gay, was ...


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Dark aged care: LGBTI elders retreat to the closet

Older LGBTI men and women are harbouring such great concern over entering aged care they are considering an “exit” plan as a last resort, while ...


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Nepal's 16th LGBTI pride parade

 The capital is going to witness its 16th LGBTI pride parade today. Annually organised by the Blue Diamond Society on the day of Gai ...


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20 years of Putin: Russia's LGBT people will never stop fighting

When Putin launched his relatively unpopular third presidential campaign in 2012 against a background of mass protests, the demonisation of LGBTI ...


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Supporting LGBTI entrepreneurs amid Brazil's crisis

The impact of MRIF's 6th small-business course for LGBTI entrepreneurs in Rio de Janeiro and how it contributed to their socio-economic ...


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Muslim men buddy up to face depression and anxiety

Mental health also featured on the agenda of the first South Asian LGBTI Conference last summer, due to the links between “coming out” and mental ...


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Northern Ireland activists renew push for LGBTI rights

The last few weeks have been busy for LGBTI activists in Northern Ireland. Lawyers representing a man who sued a bakery after it refused to bake him ...


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Supporting LGBTI-inclusive emergency services

AIDR has engaged with the Gender and Disaster Pod to improve our understanding of LGBTI people's experience of disasters LGBTI-inclusive ...


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'We have to consider a fair go for indigenous Australians being recognised': Ken Wyatt

INDIGENOUS Affairs minister Ken Wyatt has described Australia's advancement in Aboriginal affairs as a “pendulum” in a speech in Darwin last night.


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“Many are reluctant to seek help”: Port Hedland blind support new report

“We want the gap between health outcomes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians to be significantly reduced, ...


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Smoking question unlikely to be included in 2021 census

While it appears his efforts to include a question in the Australian census about ... the Australian Council of Social Service and the National Aboriginal ...


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First Nations scholar wins prestigious award

The Stanner Award is presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander Studies biennially for the best new manuscript written ...


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Why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the constellations?

These and other common patterns, as well as the remarkably complex narratives describing them, link the cultures of early Aboriginal Australians and ...


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First steps on the path to history

... is one of about 60 candidates seeking election to the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, which will set the framework for the first Aboriginal treaty.


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Scott Morrison accuses GetUp of 'misogyny' and 'bullying' at Liberal state council

Man carrying Aboriginal flag arrested by police as union and climate ... that,” he told reporters at the South Australian Liberal state council on Saturday.


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Brisbane rally opposes government's 'religious freedom' laws

“Up to 80,000 Aboriginal Australians identify as queer [but] they're not safe to come out due to religious colonisation occurring in remote and regional ...


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Series proves why New Zealand comedy has always been as Funny As

 The Story of New Zealand Comedy has been a real breath of .... to play.stuff.co.nz or Māori Television On Demand and find Aroha Bridge.


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Why Christina Thompson's Sea People is an essential read

Our Māori people are a subset of Polynesian culture, but where did ... direction, Tasman was the first European to see New Zealand and Tonga. By the ...


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Pioneers of the Pacific sound

Maori showbands such as The Howard Morrison Quartet had a New ... They were a New Zealand band and Maori and Pacific Islanders at that ...


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Smoking! Blue trio to be inducted into NZ Music Hall of Fame

Karaitiana, a dance-band pianist, wrote the song on board the troop ship Aquitania in 1940 as he travelled across the Indian Ocean with the Maori ...


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'That was the way it was': Inside New Zealand's shocking medical history

It was also the last time New Zealand's health statistics – for non-Māori at least – led the world. As the then Department of Health's annual report noted ...


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The Far North social agency putting people into their own 'recycled' homes

Thousands of others, most of them Māori, are living in sub-standard homes, some of them without power or running water. "Whare Ora is an attempt to ...


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Why Christina Thompson's Sea People is an essential read

We live right in the middle of "one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind", yet we probably don't realise that. Our Māori people are a ...


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'If we never do anything else in rugby after this, it was worth it for that game'

I loved the fact that guys that might never play for Munster again, they go in, put on the jersey and beat the New Zealand Maori. That's it, they're in.


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