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Fans get a first look at Supergirl's trans superhero, Dreamer

Fans get a first look at Supergirl's trans superhero, Dreamer - The announcement of the role and casting was praised by many in the LGBTI community. Producers described the character as a 'soulful young ...

The double lives of New Zealand's celebrity impersonators

The double lives of New Zealand's celebrity impersonators - But across the world, and here in New Zealand , there are many hardworking people who still have a lot of skin – and sweat – in the impersonation ...

Rowdy tourists praise Māori culture, slam ruthless 'white Kiwis'

Rowdy tourists praise Māori culture, slam ruthless 'white Kiwis' - The family's movements down New Zealand's North Island have been carefully followed by ... The ruthless people are the white Kiwis, not the Māori

NZ human rights to come under scrutiny from UN

NZ human rights to come under scrutiny from UN - Last month, 50 influential New Zealand women signed an open letter calling ... New Zealand's prison population is being forecast to rise by more than ...

The hunt for the 'unruly' people: tracking the tourists New Zealand can't get enough of

The hunt for the 'unruly' people : tracking the tourists New Zealand can't get enough of - From the moment the group were snapped leaving their rubbish at an Auckland beach, New Zealand hasn't been able to get enough of the family ...

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The real reason for the indigenous suicide crisis which has seen five Aboriginal girls ...

The real reason for the indigenous suicide crisis which has seen five Aboriginal girls ... - A failure to address issues facing the Aboriginal community is partly to blame for Australia's Indigenous youth suicide crisis, experts claim. An alarming ...

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away - As more councils debate the matter, it's clear Australians are starting to think about what it would mean to include indigenous peoples as equal ...

Eight facts about Indigenous people in Australia

Eight facts about Indigenous people in Australia - How many Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia ? How many are in danger of disappearing? And why are so many Indigenous kids – some ...

Campaign to free Aboriginal women jailed for unpaid fines

Campaign to free Aboriginal women jailed for unpaid fines - An online crowdfunding campaign set up to help Aboriginal women in Western Australia avoid jail for unpaid fines has raised $230,000 in its first four ...

The Uniting Church and 'Change the Date'

The Uniting Church and 'Change the Date' - This Sunday, 20 January, Uniting Churches around Australia will be ... Church has with the United Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, the ...

Aboriginal TV presenter wades into Australia Day debate

Aboriginal TV presenter wades into Australia Day debate -  Aboriginal TV presenter Brooke Bonney has waded into the debate on Australia Day, saying it should be moved from January 26.

Kansas reintroduces laws to protect LGBTI people from workplace discrimination

Kansas reintroduces laws to protect LGBTI people from workplace discrimination - Kansas' new governor has signed back into law anti-discrimination measures for LGBTI workers employed by the state government.

Technology that blocks LGBTI content online is putting people in danger

Technology that blocks LGBTI content online is putting people in danger - For the LGBTI individuals facing widespread persecution and discrimination in the six countries where Netsweeper's services are in use, the ...

Grindr shuts down its LGBTI news site

Grindr shuts down its LGBTI news site - But, Into staffers and LGBTI advocates in the US bemoaned the loss to LGBTI media. Into caused controversy in November last year with a report into ...

Anti-gay Singapore is leaving LGBTI people without a home

Anti-gay Singapore is leaving LGBTI people without a home - Finally, without anti-discrimination legislation to protect individuals in the private renting market, LGBTI tenants are at risk from homophobic or ...

Unruly tourists speak out as deportation looms

Unruly tourists speak out as deportation looms - After that, they claim they were abused, with people calling them "Irish .... "We have to go home early because the New Zealand people are treating my ...

All smiles after being accepted to study dentistry

All smiles after being accepted to study dentistry - It's important to have Māori dentists so Māori can help other Māori improve their oral health.” Father, Aaron Kamana- who says he's in need of a new  ...

Reviving the Maori Language

Reviving the Maori Language - On paper, the Maori people's rights have been recognized since New Zealand's colonization. But discrimination against the Maori people has ...

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages -  Māori Language expert Tawhirimatea Williams says preservation of any ... we came here and started going to school in New Zealand ,” says Tunato, ...

Hikoi to support wahine undergoing weight loss surgery

Hikoi to support wahine undergoing weight loss surgery - It's making me a lot more accountable for the whole hikoi and my new ... Meanwhile, whānau around Australia and New Zealand will take part in their ...

Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise

Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise - Cannabis convictions fall in New Zealand while meth still on the rise ... half of those convictions, while 80 percent are men and 41 percent are Māori .

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory - The figures were in line with previous years, with the NT having Australia's highest suicide rate per capita for nine out of the last 10 years leading up to ...

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights - The program trialled from April 2016 provided intensive job-readiness training (and parenting programs) for single parents “at risk”, often Indigenous , ...

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period - Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period ... Three of the other cases occurred in Western Australia and one was in Queensland.

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away - All of them, however, take seriously the inclusion of Australia's Indigenous heritage and multicultural diversity in our national day. Our interviews show ...

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point - Communities and families are mourning the loss of five young Aboriginal girls who took their own lives in separate incidents in Western Australia , ...

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body - to shun friendships with gay men and 38 per cent thought boys shouldn't learn how to cook and clean. ... In an Australian context, a high value is placed on expressions of manliness ...

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office - Newly sworn-in Republican Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, signed an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination in state employment on ...

Returning Native Title Materials

Returning Native Title Materials - The native title system has produced a remarkable and unprecedented research effort, both in size and scope. The information assets created by ...

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival - One of Australia's largest LGBTI events, Melbourne's Midsumma Festival, will ... 'In health for example, we've just had a debate in politics about “ gay  ...

The Gay Penguins of Australia

The Gay Penguins of Australia - When Sphen and Magic became a couple, Australia had just gone through a bitter battle about whether gay marriage should be legal. The human gay  ...

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage - NCEA results released today reveal only 1 in 7 students enrolled in Māori language subjects are enrolled in Te Reo Rangatira. However, wharekura ...

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film - The Papua -themed evening also explored indigenous literary talents. ... It tells the story of how indigenous people can be resourceful when faced with ...

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction - Drug Foundation's latest state of the nation has found more than half of those being imprisoned for low level drug offences are Māori . The report ...

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara. Peter Boyes, who took Te Ara Reo ...

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem - New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has distanced himself from comments made by a district councillor who says he is "ashamed" of singing the te reo ...

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums'

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums' - The search is on for the next big thing in Māori filmmaking after the New Zealand Film Commission earmarked $2.5 million for feature films in te reo ...

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth

Fears of rising suicide rate among indigenous youth - Four Aboriginal girls have taken their own lives in a horror week in Western Australia , with one prominent suicide researcher predicting indigenous  ...

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday -  Australia's federal government has ordered local ... The country's 700,000 or so indigenous people track near the bottom of its 25 ...

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides

Five indigenous girls die over nine days in alarming spate of suicides - The tragic toll of indigenous child suicide around Australia has risen further, with confirmation that a 12-year-old girl living near Adelaide took her own ...

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides'

Blaming 1788 won't fix child suicides' -  Australia's indigenous suicide crisis won't be fixed by blaming colonisation, says Aboriginal academic Anthony Dillon, who is calling for a greater focus ...

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal'. It's not a compliment; it's racism

Don't tell me I'm 'too pretty to be Aboriginal '. It's not a compliment; it's racism - I wanted to use the power of documentary to address the discrimination Aboriginal women face on a daily basis all over Australia ; I wanted to help ...

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival

Indigenous trailblazers to headline 2019 National Multicultural Festival - Mark Olive is Australia's best known Aboriginal chef who features on television and has performed live cooking promotions around Australia and ...

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30

17 novels any lesbian and bi woman should read before turning 30 -  LGBTI literature can be crucial in providing young readers with the role models they desperately need or with some insights into a different life they'll ...

Activists fear new LGBT purge in Chechnya after dozens arrested

Activists fear new LGBT purge in Chechnya after dozens arrested - The report criticised Russia's response, saying “Russian authorities responsible for investigating alleged crimes against LGBTI citizens persecuted in ...

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara. Peter Boyes, who took Te Ara Reo ...

Why we need to encourage straight people to go to gay clubs

Why we need to encourage straight people to go to gay clubs - like many other LGBTI people, do not hang out exclusively with people of the same sexuality. This presents an obstacle for me on nights out.

Singapore is tightening adoption laws after gay man adopts surrogate son

Singapore is tightening adoption laws after gay man adopts surrogate son -  LGBTI community celebrated the court's ruling as a win for equal rights. But the judges made it clear they made their decision based on the child's ...

WHY? Because Koteka Is The Reason

WHY? Because Koteka Is The Reason - West Papua is a part of Indonesia too, but not many people are at all concerned about the situation there – with all the genocides, massacres and ...

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe - More than 10,000 marchers are anticipated to descend on DC for the event, including people from Australia, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Canada, ...

Intercultural cities: good practice examples

Intercultural cities: good practice examples - Staff is supported to learn and use te reo Māori which is one of the three official languages of New Zealand (the other two are English and New ...

Health organisation calls for less tobacco availability in Māori communities

Health organisation calls for less tobacco availability in Māori communities - That's distracting from the big issue, which is how much tobacco tax Māori are paying disproportionately, and that is harming our communities ...

A tobacco-free Māori nation is vital'

A tobacco-free Māori nation is vital' - However, one researcher disputed that and said the best thing for Māori was to ... to elsewhere, which disproportionately impacted Māori communities.

Five Key Values of Strong Maori Leadership

Five Key Values of Strong Maori Leadership - The indigenous people of New Zealand/Aotearoa, Maori , are facing a renaissance of culture, despite a long history of colonization and cultural ...

Outback isolation no sweat for new Aboriginal cops ready to hit beat in troubled Territory towns

Outback isolation no sweat for new Aboriginal cops ready to hit beat in troubled Territory towns - Raised in the tiny outback town of Elliot, a gruelling 700 kilometres from Darwin in the north and Alice Springs in the south, Joshua Jackson is all too ...

Locking in the future of tourism and jobs in Kakadu

Locking in the future of tourism and jobs in Kakadu - Kakadu is one of Australia's most important environmental and heritage assets, biggest tourism icons and home to 60,000 years of living Indigenous  ...

WA workers urged to start meeting with welcome to country

WA workers urged to start meeting with welcome to country - been billed as a way to combat the history of dispossession of indigenous Australians and “end the exclusion that has been so damaging”.

Hang-ups on colonisation won't fix indigenous suicides, academic says Andrew BurrellFollow ...

Hang-ups on colonisation won't fix indigenous suicides, academic says Andrew BurrellFollow ... -  Australia's indigenous suicide crisis won't be fixed by blaming colonisation, says Aboriginal academic Anthony Dillon, who is calling for a greater focus ...

Aboriginal girl 'traumatised' after police strip-search in Hobart

Aboriginal girl 'traumatised' after police strip-search in Hobart - strip-search of a 13-year-old Aboriginal girl who was held in custody for allegedly breaking a curfew has been criticised by her family and ...

Interesting myths and other facts you didn't know about Australia

Interesting myths and other facts you didn't know about Australia - Prof Langton's book suggests cultural experiences that can help Aussies learn more about Aboriginal culture and offers insights into language , ...

In 2019 the LGBTI History Month will be going global

In 2019 the LGBTI History Month will be going global -  2019, the annual LGBTI History Month will be one of the biggest ever. Not only is the grassroots event celebrating its 15th anniversary but it ...

Guyana: Officials Dare Everyone to Stand Up for LGBTI Equality

Guyana: Officials Dare Everyone to Stand Up for LGBTI Equality - CVC has partnered with stakeholders in Guyana to do critical work to help advance the rights of LGBT persons in that country. Through that work ...

Intercultural cities: good practice examples

Intercultural cities: good practice examples - Staff is supported to learn and use te reo Māori which is one of the three official languages of New Zealand (the other two are English and New ...

With its $3.85b mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13b pollution problem

With its $3.85b mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13b pollution problem - 10 percent stake is held by the government of Papua province, where ... only economic benefits but also better protection for the people of Papua ,” ...

Nine dead in Papua New Guinea floods

Nine dead in Papua New Guinea floods - Weeks of heavy rains and flooding have killed at least nine people in Papua New Guinea, with authorities warning more bad weather and ...

New Plymouth councillor 'ashamed' to sing national anthem in Te Reo

New Plymouth councillor 'ashamed' to sing national anthem in Te Reo - A New Plymouth District Councillor says he's “too ashamed” to sing the national anthem in te reo Māori . Murray Chong replied to a Facebook post ...

Asia's first LGBTI boat parade to kick off Myanmar pride

Asia's first LGBTI boat parade to kick off Myanmar pride - This year, &Proud will also hand out awards to LGBTI heroes. 'This is where we send a powerful message to the public' HlaMyat Tun told Gay Star ...

Suspected gay men tortured to death in Chechnya's latest anti-gay purge

Suspected gay men tortured to death in Chechnya's latest anti-gay purge - Two men have died from extreme torture and about 40 more people detained on suspicion of being gay as the details of the latest wave of anti- LGBTI  ...

Safety course to get a gun licence in New Zealand will now take only 'one session'

Safety course to get a gun licence in New Zealand will now take only 'one session' -  People applying for a firearms licence in New Zealand will be be able to complete a firearms safety theory test and practical training in one session ...

NZ food industry calls for strong new penalties for people who maliciously tamper with food

NZ food industry calls for strong new penalties for people who maliciously tamper with food - poses a real risk to the public, it causes massive cost to industry and huge wastage of food," says Greg Hartfood from Retail New Zealand .

Japanese gay couple to 'marry' in 26 countries to promote LGBT- community

Japanese gay couple to 'marry' in 26 countries to promote LGBT - community - Their "26 times wedding" project will take them to countries including Argentina, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand , and Iceland. They will also visit ...

End of the Road for Maori Language Students in Rodney

End of the Road for Maori Language Students in Rodney - Wananga o Aotearoa is cutting short its Te Ara Reo Maori programme at Te ... The move follows a damning review released by the New Zealand  ...

Should be no harm, no foul for star high school basketball player

Should be no harm, no foul for star high school basketball player - There was no malice, no intent to pull a fast one, no evidence that Maori ... No reason for any penalty at all, because Maori didn't do anything wrong.

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN? - As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori . National are suggesting ...

Conservative group sues to block trans women from using faith-based shelter

Conservative group sues to block trans women from using faith-based shelter - The ADF – which has been labeled an anti- LGBTI 'hate group' by some rights organizations – argues that issues of privacy and religious freedoms are ...

Detentions of gay men and women signal another anti-LGBTQ crackdown in Chechnya

Detentions of gay men and women signal another anti-LGBTQ crackdown in Chechnya - Lastly, the report recommended that other OSCE nations, including the United States, welcome LGBTI refugees from Chechnya and take into account ...