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Tomomi Inada's uphill battle to 'promote understanding' of LGBT issues in Japan

Tomomi Inada's uphill battle to 'promote understanding' of LGBT issues in Japan - While other developed countries including the United States, Australia and most of Western Europe have moved to recognize same-sex marriage, ...

Are we as open minded as we think we are?

Are we as open minded as we think we are? - New Zealand has had a race relations problem ever since it was colonized by Britain as a settler colony in the early 1800s. The Maori population  ...

How xenophobia led to Christchurch terror attack

How xenophobia led to Christchurch terror attack - She addressed the nation, lamenting the violence that targeted the country's immigrant Muslim population , “who have chosen New Zealand as their ...

Some Maori leaders reject NZ PM's 'This is not us' line

Some Maori leaders reject NZ PM's 'This is not us' line - Some Maori leaders are recalling ancient colonial atrocities as they reject Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "this is not us" response to the killing of 50 ...

Haka ring out as NZ deals with trauma of shootings

Haka ring out as NZ deals with trauma of shootings - thump their chests and stick out their tongues in a traditional Maori haka to commemorate the victims of last week's mass shootings in Christchurch.

Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit New Zealand House To Offer Condolences

Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit New Zealand House To Offer Condolences - Harry signed his name with “Arohanui,” which is Maori for “best wishes.” Reportedly, Meghan and Harry were requested by the Queen to pay a visit to ...

TVNZ to hand over control of Māori archive

TVNZ to hand over control of Māori archive - Pressure from the New Zealand Māori Council and Māori screen industry organisation Ngā Aho Whakaari has resulted in TVNZ ruling out the sale of ...

Indigenous youth suicides continue

Indigenous youth suicides continue - The deaths of four young Indigenous people over a two-day period in ... Australia's annual migration intake will be cut by 30,000 people under a plan ...

Eating fish may help prevent asthma

Eating fish may help prevent asthma -  A scientist from James Cook University in Australia says an innovative study has revealed new evidence ... In Australia , one in nine have asthma (about 2.7 million), and among Indigenous Australians this rate is almost twice as high.

South Australia and Northern Territory compete for funds for national Indigenous gallery project

South Australia and Northern Territory compete for funds for national Indigenous gallery project - there room for two national Indigenous art galleries in Australia ? ... the future of the stalled National Indigenous Art Gallery project in Alice Springs.

Aboriginal foster children, non-Indigenous carers and breaking down barriers in out-of-home care

Aboriginal foster children, non- Indigenous carers and breaking down barriers in out-of-home care - So much so that Ms Plug and fellow carer and friend, Meaghan Heath, decided to register as carers with Western Australia's only Indigenous -led foster ...

Aboriginal Australia's smash hit that went viral

Aboriginal Australia's smash hit that went viral - In a time before radio or even gramophones, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings. Some songs were so popular ...

Christchurch carnage and the white supremacist rampage

Christchurch carnage and the white supremacist rampage - Who are the natives of Australia ? Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. They are the natives of ...

Liberal Australian Greens want to wipe out religious programs, replace them with LGBT agenda

Liberal Australian Greens want to wipe out religious programs, replace them with LGBT agenda - The Australian Greens party has hardened its stance on the LGBT agenda in view of the 2019 federal elections to ...

Tasmanian gay man raising funds to take the State Government to court in a discrimination case

Tasmanian gay man raising funds to take the State Government to court in a discrimination case - A TASMANIAN gay man is raising funds to challenge the State Government in court over discrimination he says he experienced after his partner died ...

Are we as open minded as we think we are?

Are we as open minded as we think we are? - New Zealand has had a race relations problem ever since it was colonized by Britain as a settler colony in the early 1800s. The Maori population  ...

Māori community of Ōtautahi assists with burial process

Māori community of Ōtautahi assists with burial process - Representatives of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tūāhuriri met today with Māori community leaders of Ōtautahi/Christchurch, as they continue to ...

Openly gay pro strongman Rob Kearney marries his boyfriend

Openly gay pro strongman Rob Kearney marries his boyfriend - Rob Kearney, one of the world's strongest men, had quite a week that ended with him marrying his boyfriend, Joey Aleixo, on a beach in Australia on ...

Glitter, colour & nudity: Revellers go WILD at Mardi Gras Sydney 2019

Glitter, colour & nudity: Revellers go WILD at Mardi Gras Sydney 2019 - This comes just over a year after Australia voted “yes” to same-sex marriage. Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu said the event was a huge success.

Tolerance New Zealand's real religion

Tolerance New Zealand's real religion - Yet within the several hundred years Maori lived here before European ... People , including a significant Chinese population , swarmed from around ...

New Zealand cannot erase colonial terrorism from its history

New Zealand cannot erase colonial terrorism from its history - So total was Pakeha dominance at a time when the Maori population had fallen to its lowest point of 45,549, that the coloniser deluded himself into ...

New Zealand shooting: Mum took bullet to save friend - then died in her arms

New Zealand shooting: Mum took bullet to save friend - then died in her arms - She also helped people in the LGBT community, aided immigrants settling into New Zealand , and mentored other women in her faith, Kyron added.

What you can do to help after the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques

What you can do to help after the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques - What you can do to help after the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques ... not only Muslims but also people of color, immigrants, Jews, the L.G.B.T. community and ... Do not watch the livestream of the New Zealand terrorist attack.

He wanted notoriety. But it is New Zealand's stoic leader who has become the face of a tragedy

He wanted notoriety. But it is New Zealand's stoic leader who has become the face of a tragedy - The man who opened fire on two New Zealand mosques last week may have succeeded in killing 50 people, but ...

Extremists travelled to city to exploit Parkfield School LGBT row, warns counter hate chief

Extremists travelled to city to exploit Parkfield School LGBT row, warns counter hate chief - Ms Khan was in Birmingham when news broke of the terrorist atrocity in New Zealand in which 50 worshippers at a mosque in Christchurch were ...

National hotline to combat elder abuse

National hotline to combat elder abuse - will have to be inclusive of indigenous and migrant and ethnic Australians and people from different cultural backgrounds with different levels ...

The Christchurch Shootings Should Implicate All White Australians

The Christchurch Shootings Should Implicate All White Australians - The Christchurch Shootings Should Implicate All White Australians .... apologized to Indigenous Australians for its extreme mistreatment of them, ...

Harvesting our native diet

Harvesting our native diet - Engaging in the diversity of Indigenous culture is special to me, I will never hide that. I deliberately always refer to myself as Aboriginal Australian .

The 11 most exciting things on at this year's Vivid Sydney

The 11 most exciting things on at this year's Vivid Sydney - And it's her first visit to Australia , so we can't wait to hear what she makes of ... The Sydney Opera House's head of Indigenous programming Rhoda ...

Could this be Australia's first graffiti?

Could this be Australia's first graffiti? - American whalers from the 1840's could be Australia's first graffiti artists. Inscriptions from the crew have been found over ancient indigenous rock ...

Hit Netflix series After Life is under fire for using a 'fake' Aboriginal painting done by a British artist ...

Hit Netflix series After Life is under fire for using a 'fake' Aboriginal painting done by a British artist ... - The Papunya community played a large role in the Australian Indigenous art movement of the 1970s. Stockman also said that the painting should not ...

Snapshots of life in post-referendum Cuba

Snapshots of life in post-referendum Cuba - Activists who work independently of Mariela Castro, the daughter of former Cuban President Raúl Castro who spearheads LGBTI -specific issues on ...

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon - and ASEMIR de l'Ouest — they have compiled a report on anti- LGBTI violence and rights violations in the country during 2018. Its title is “Ignorance.

Tolerance New Zealand's real religion

Tolerance New Zealand's real religion - Yet within the several hundred years Maori lived here before European ... People , including a significant Chinese population , swarmed from around ...

He wanted notoriety. But it is New Zealand's stoic leader who has become the face of a tragedy

He wanted notoriety. But it is New Zealand's stoic leader who has become the face of a tragedy - Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN) The man who opened fire on two New Zealand mosques last week may have succeeded in killing 50 people, but ...

Do Thai politicians really care about LGBTI issues?

Do Thai politicians really care about LGBTI issues? - Predominantly-Buddhist Thailand is conservative, but the country is becoming more accepting of LGBTI individuals. It has long been an LGBTI tourist ...

Greece's LGBTI people defiant in face of homophobic arson attack

Greece's LGBTI people defiant in face of homophobic arson attack - A violent arson attack may have intimidated most people to lay low and not draw attention to themselves. But not Greece's LGBTI community.

National to blame for housing crisis

National to blame for housing crisis - During the nine years of National Government, the population increased by 500,000 so we needed ... That is "sovereignty" in relation to Maori assets.

Eye on the prize as Māori health claim winds up

Eye on the prize as Māori health claim winds up - Mr Peters says while 15 percent of New Zealand's population may have some Māori ancestry, they do not automatically want to get treated by a Māori ...

The Queen left 'tickled and touched' by this huge request on a royal tour

The Queen left 'tickled and touched' by this huge request on a royal tour - In his new book Queen of the World, he wrote: “The Queen did not become Queen of Papua New Guinea because it's people decided to retain her.

At least 42 people dead in flash floods in Indonesia — media

At least 42 people dead in flash floods in Indonesia — media - Flash floods in Indonesia's Papua province have killed at least 42 people , Reuters reported on Sunday citing a ...

New Zealand is not perfect': Maori playwright says mosque attacks weren't unprecedented

New Zealand is not perfect': Maori playwright says mosque attacks weren't unprecedented - In the wake of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that have killed at least 50 people and injured 40 others, Maori professor and playwright David ...

Māori stand with Muslims against extremists.

Māori stand with Muslims against extremists. - A Māori security consultant says Māori have a lot in cultural similarities with Islamic people that can help in showing support and solidarity with victims ...

Goldfields inmates enrol for university degrees as attitudes to prison education change

Goldfields inmates enrol for university degrees as attitudes to prison education change - Nathan, a white man, is one of four university students at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison, two of whom are Indigenous . In Western Australia  ...

Aboriginal youth suicide rates in rural Australia continue to soar as four young people take their ...

Aboriginal youth suicide rates in rural Australia continue to soar as four young people take their ... - The 2019 suicide toll among indigenous Australians now stands at 31 after four Queensland Aboriginals aged 15- 23 took their own lives within two ...

Aboriginal women create mindfulness app in language, bringing outback meditation to the world

Aboriginal women create mindfulness app in language , bringing outback meditation to the world - Teaming up with the producers behind mindfulness app Smiling Mind, women from Central Australia's NPY Women's Council have helped create ...

Leadership winner infusing Indigenous education into school's culture

Leadership winner infusing Indigenous education into school's culture - Under his leadership we have seen our Aboriginal staff numbers grow from ... This story appeared in the March 2019 edition of Australian Teacher ...

Polls show Islamophobia gaining a foothold in Australia

Polls show Islamophobia gaining a foothold in Australia - The far-right Australian politician who caused anger when he said that ... the party would push for DNA tests for people claiming Aboriginal ancestry.

North Queensland tourists are grounded with help of a beautiful Aboriginal model

North Queensland tourists are grounded with help of a beautiful Aboriginal model - Tourism North Queensland wants its visitors to feel grounded. A beautiful young and pure Australian lady made the cover of Vogue Australia and is ...

This bisexual teen is urging Mitch McConnell to ban conversion therapy nationally

This bisexual teen is urging Mitch McConnell to ban conversion therapy nationally - Mitch McConnell, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, is known for his opposition to LGBTI rights and protections. Last May, McConnell appointed ...

LGBTI festivals to help reduce drug harms

LGBTI festivals to help reduce drug harms - The 'What's My Scene' Greater Bendigo LGBTI Creative Arts Harm Reduction Project also involves creative arts workshops, community forums and ...

Trans debate rages around the world, pitting LGBT+ community against itself

Trans debate rages around the world, pitting LGBT+ community against itself - The only way to fight lesbian erasure within ' LGBT +' groups is to... create an ... In New Zealand , a lesbian group said on Wednesday that it had been ...

New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun and chased terrorist ...

New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun and chased terrorist ... -  New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun ... A HEROIC dad has revealed how he chased the New Zealand Mosque .... In 1999, as the LGBT community enjoyed drinks at central London pub the ...

White anger, White insecurity and global White terror

White anger, White insecurity and global White terror - Murderous rage in New Zealand , which left 50 people killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, is part of global, growing and deadly White ...

Pig hunter supports semi-automatic weapons ban

Pig hunter supports semi-automatic weapons ban - It's completely scarred the whole of New Zealand . They were New Zealanders. They were our people and they were killed and it's horrible," says ...

Turkey: Being gay could cost you your job

Turkey: Being gay could cost you your job - Metin*, a 34-year-old Turkish police officer in eastern Anatolia, has been suspended from duty because he is a gay. He can't believe what's happened.

Free training to highlight homelessness and abuse among LGBT young people

Free training to highlight homelessness and abuse among LGBT young people - Funded by Scottish Government, the commission is a group of young people from across Scotland working together to raise awareness of LGBTI  ...

Reaching Out for My Queer Muslim Community to Hold Me After Christchurch

Reaching Out for My Queer Muslim Community to Hold Me After Christchurch - On Friday afternoon in Christchurch, New Zealand , two mosques were attacked in a mass shooting, with 49 confirmed dead and 39 still in critical ...

Australia officially bans Milo Yiannopoulos after he made 'appalling' comments about Islam ...

Australia officially bans Milo Yiannopoulos after he made 'appalling' comments about Islam ... - was the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history and one of the worst in the world. ... out for making controversial statements about members of the Islamic, LGBT , African American, and Indigenous Australian communities.

As New Zealand grieves over the Christchurch terrorist attack, it must come to terms with how ...

As New Zealand grieves over the Christchurch terrorist attack, it must come to terms with how ... -  New Zealand now must come to terms with how such a tragedy could happen in a ... It is also small, equating to about 1 per cent of the population .

Māori mothers to benefit from new South Auckland 'safe haven'

Māori mothers to benefit from new South Auckland 'safe haven' - There was no equity in how they were treated because they were young, often single and this area has a large Polynesian, Māori population .

Māori education: 'We certainly have got a lot of work to do'

Māori education: 'We certainly have got a lot of work to do' - The review taskforce is calling for a national Kaupapa Māori education hub committed to ... Māori make up 25 percent of the school-aged population .

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released - Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be ..... an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand , which has a population of ...

If you care about LGBT+ rights, you should be fighting for a second referendum

If you care about LGBT+ rights, you should be fighting for a second referendum - However it wasn't until I came across the LGBTI Brexit Impact Assessment report, published by Gay Star News, that I realised there were other issues.

Russia cancels youth festival for promoting LGBTI agenda

Russia cancels youth festival for promoting LGBTI agenda -  Police hauled the organizer of a youth festival in Russia in for questioning as she received online death threats. Yulia Tsvetkova put together the ...

A majority of Evangelicals now support LGBTI rights with the Equality Act

A majority of Evangelicals now support LGBTI rights with the Equality Act - A majority of Evangelical Christians have thrown support behind the Equality Act. This past week, House Democrats introduced the Equality Act for the ...

Lesbians are also being killed in Chechnya and no-one seems to care

Lesbians are also being killed in Chechnya and no-one seems to care - The woman – who remains anonymous for her safety – shared the horrors of growing up LGBTI in Chechnya and how she wasn't even safe from her ...

Illinois lawmakers approve bill on LGBTI history lessons in public schools

Illinois lawmakers approve bill on LGBTI history lessons in public schools - Illinois is working alongside Massachusetts and California in pioneering LGBTI education in US public schools. A staunch supporter of the Illinois bill ...

The Color Purple star: 'I do not believe homosexuality is right'

The Color Purple star: 'I do not believe homosexuality is right' - But she is the daughter of anti- LGBTI pastor, Adegboyega Omooba, whose group Christian Concern openly advocates for conversion therapy and ...

UK govt. appoints first National Adviser for LGBTI healthcare

UK govt. appoints first National Adviser for LGBTI healthcare - The government also announced the names of experts and LGBTI rights workers who will make up the new LGBT Advisory Panel as part of its LGBT ...

It's time for us to talk about women who have sex with women

It's time for us to talk about women who have sex with women - Sex and relationships education in schools that is fully inclusive of LGBTI people is similarly vital in improving the wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and ...

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How the 'famous Fanny Finch' became Australia's first female voter — 50 years before it was legal

How the 'famous Fanny Finch' became Australia's first female voter — 50 years before it was legal - Victorian women over the age of 21 (excluding Indigenous women) would not receive full unconditional suffrage until 1908. Victorian Indigenous  ...

The longed-for destination in the southern hemisphere

The longed-for destination in the southern hemisphere - With the Working Holiday visa program Australia offers the opportunity to ... It is the flag of the indigenous people of Australia , the show you like is ...

Transport support urgently needed to improve road safety in remote communities: survey

Transport support urgently needed to improve road safety in remote communities: survey - The findings offer a glimpse into road safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote, rural and urban communities in Australia .

The truth about what really happens to your body when you cut carbs

The truth about what really happens to your body when you cut carbs - Obesity is a major health issue for Australia . ... Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are also more than twice as likely as non- Indigenous people to ...

Our system has implicit racism in it', coronial inquest hears

Our system has implicit racism in it', coronial inquest hears - Ms Williams, an Aboriginal woman, was briefly monitored and given two ... "That stereotype is likely to be present in the mind of Australians , given its ...

12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World

12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World -  Australia , Aboriginal communities engage in “group sleep”—essentially large slumber parties, but with a more practical purpose. “Beds or ...