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The murky rights fights over Australia's privately-owned Aboriginal flag

The Aboriginal flag is privately-owned by one man, a surprising fact for many who see the symbol as an inseparable part of the overall image of brand ... View article...

824 Māori place names made official

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has ... The full list of these official Māori place names is available here. View article...

Maori and Pasifika need better financial services

Maori and Pasifika communities are falling behind and financial services providers in New Zealand need to do more to help, a new report says. View article...

Artwork sews together Māori collective

Four wāhine Māori artists are on their way to Paris to talk about ancient Māori sewing technique and they way they have gone about reviving it. View article...

Māori Agricultural College put result aside to honour club stalwart Porky Mareikura

It's called whaka whānau nga tangi in the vernacular, if you ask Māori Agricultural College premier men's rugby club head coach Anthony Morley. View article...

Dr Rawiri Taonui: It's okay to korero, it's okay to be Māori

In Tauranga last week there was a "It's okay to be White" leaflet drop. Complaints also came to light against netball teams from Māori ... View article...

Euthanasia bill deemed unsafe and at odds with Māori

The bill which comes up for its second reading today, and Māori MOPs across the political parties are divided on where there conscience votes will go. View article...

Powerful Māori leaders behind Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki 'without notice' uplifts

A Māori inquiry into the uplift of babies by Oranga Tamariki is being driven by a "powerhouse" of Māori leaders. Dame Tariana Turia, Whānau Ora ... View article...

Research into cutting Māori, Pasifika smoking rates gets $4.95 million funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand has awarded $4.95 million in funding for research into cutting the rate of smoking among Māori and ... View article...

The battle for religious freedom is a phoney war

The battle for religious freedom is a phoney war -  The push for “religious freedom”  in Australia  is an exercise in spin. ... But at the same time, in voting for  gay  marriage  Australians  have affirmed legal ...

Most LGBTI Americans welcome police at Pride parades

Most  LGBTI  Americans welcome police at Pride parades -  BuzzFeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies conducted the survey from 5-10 June, speaking to 801  LGBTI  people in the US. Most of the ...

Couples from all backgrounds welcome at same sex Ever After All Love Wedding Expo at Brisbane ...

Couples from all backgrounds welcome at  same sex  Ever After All Love Wedding Expo at Brisbane ... -  Ms Eva and Ms Preeo launched greeting card business, Two Brides Presents, a week after  Australia  legalised  same sex  marriage in December, 2017 ...

It makes me feel a bit sick': Lesbian panellist unleashes on Q&A audience member who suggested ...

It makes me feel a bit sick': Lesbian panellist unleashes on Q&A audience member who suggested ... -  to introduce a Religious Discrimination Act, which Ms Rugg claimed could reduce the protection that anti-discrimination laws have for  LGBTI  people.

Support for LGBTI Americans is falling among millennials

Support for  LGBTI  Americans is falling among millennials -  A new report from GLAAD and the Harris Poll shows a decline in support for  LGBTI  Americans from a surprising group: millennials.

European LGBTI rainbow flag

European  LGBTI  rainbow flag -  The support of  LGBTI  and human rights is a key element of the European Union, which is grounded on ideals of an open civil society. Pulse of Europe ...

Pope Francis has condemned homophobia as heartless

Pope Francis has condemned homophobia as heartless -  Not that far above, but just below, with Pope Francis slamming homophobia, labelling those who deploy hate speech against the  LGBTI  community as ...

Gay characters make history as leads of new Mexican telenovela

Gay characters make history as leads of new Mexican telenovela -  Soap operas worldwide are beginning to see more and more  LGBTI  characters. Most of them are still men, but women are becoming represented ...

Olympians inspire communities across Australia in leadup to Olympic Day

Olympians inspire communities across Australia in leadup to Olympic Day ... "Listening to the stories of so many different people from Aboriginal and ... View article...

Alleged police brutality of man in custody on Australia Day under independent review

The independent Law Enforcement Conduct Commission is reviewing allegations of police brutality against an Aboriginal man in a New South Wales ... View article...

All hail the 'new queen' - Australia piles praise on top-ranked Barty

Australia hailed "humble and inspirational" Ashleigh Barty as the new ... "I am so proud that another Aboriginal player sits on top of the rankings in ... View article...

Why Ken Wyatt's appointment is not a victory for Indigenous Australians

Many hope an Indigenous person in the Ministry for Indigenous Australians will be an advocate, but the opposite may be true, writes Celeste Liddle. View article...

Tourists aren't visiting remote Australia, so Aboriginal artists are bringing work to them

Only 20 per cent of international visitors to Australia are experiencing Aboriginal culture. This month's National Indigenous Art Fair, held ahead of ... View article...

Australian bishops lament suicides among indigenous youth

"While there has been many disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people taking their lives, no society is immune ... View article...

Australian Court Rules Media Orgs Are Liable for Defamation Posted to Facebook by Random Users

An Australian Court has ruled that media organizations are liable for ... Dylan Voller, an Aboriginal-Australian whose abuse at a youth detention facility ... View article...

Talking Culture: Language boost for Indigenous children

Indigenous Children will be better equipped to learn languages with ... Launched last week through Hearing Health Services Central Australia, the ... View article...

New Zealand Maori Council breaks into housing reform

The New Zealand Maori Council has today launched the second of its new resources focused on educating whanau when it comes to their rights as ... View article...

TGC student awarded Maori scholarship

New Zealand's only scholarship to support Māori high school students to gain admission to top global universities has been awarded to five high ... View article...

Palmerston North's first female Māori councillor is remembered

She was the city's first female Māori councillor, of Ngāti Awa and Ngāti ... was part of developing the New Zealand Art Council's first Māori arts strategy. View article...

Māori Law Society backs family court overhaul

The Māori Law Society is backing proposals to recognise te ao Māori in family justice services. An independent panel looking at the 2014 family ... View article...

Hard case quartet Māori Sidesteps will be putting on the schtick at Royal Wanganui Opera House

Their edgy skits on being Māori (or a member of various ethnic groups in modern New Zealand) have won them a few thousand followers of their ... View article...

New Zealand launches investigation into Maori babies taken into state care

New Zealand's government watchdog will investigate the practice of authorities seizing newborn babies from their mothers — including ... View article...

Māori Community Have Greater Access to Support From Family

 Parenting Survey Indicates Māori Community Have Greater Access to ... look into the concerns and trends facing parents in New Zealand today. View article...

New card game encouraging use of te Reo Māori

The game aims to introduce a variety of te Reo Māori words to New Zealander's vocabulary and encourage the use of te Reo Māori in everyday life. View article...

Straight 'country boy' drives viral rainbow wagon at Oklahoma Pride

Straight 'country boy' drives viral rainbow wagon at Oklahoma Pride -  But a straight self-described 'country boy' from Oklahoma – whose pro- LGBTI  wagon recently went viral – has already done a lot to spread the ...

Gay man plans to challenge Dominica sodomy law

Gay man plans to challenge Dominica sodomy law -  Darryl Philip, founder of Minority Rights Dominica, an  LGBTI  advocacy group in Dominica, in the press release said the experiences of the gay man ...

Mormon Republican Nathan Ivie on life after coming out as gay: I feel 'free'

Mormon Republican Nathan Ivie on life after coming out as gay: I feel 'free' -  The county commissioner said he worked with families who have lost  LGBTI  children to suicide. He also interacted with a same-sex couple who he ...

Masturbating is one of Britain's favorite stress relievers

Masturbating is one of Britain's favorite stress relievers -  One of the world's biggest surveys on masturbation found that 95% of  LGBTI  people said they masturbated. In the UK, 93% of men and 88% of women ...

Rainbow Reykjavik: How this Icelandic city embraced all of its kinks

Rainbow Reykjavik: How this Icelandic city embraced all of its kinks -  Within the last 30 years, the country itself has had a fairly uncomplicated time with progressing  LGBTI  rights, enacting anti-discrimination laws, equal ...

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad

Thousands in Costa Rica Celebrate Gay Pride In Marcha de la Diversidad -  A year ago, in the 2018 edition, President Alvarado apologized to the  LGBTI  community, on behalf of the Costa Rican State for the persecution they ...

São Paulo's Pride Parade Celebrates Stonewall and Supreme Court's Decision

São Paulo's Pride Parade Celebrates Stonewall and Supreme Court's Decision -  I think it's a consistent and symbolic decision,” stated the president of the National  LGBTI  + Alliance, Toni Reis. “Our challenge now is to introduce a ...

State Department 'has abandoned full support of LGBTI people'

State Department 'has abandoned full support of  LGBTI  people' -  We recognize this formulation, which is used by a variety of organizations as code words for denying human and civil rights to  LGBTI  citizens — a ...

What's behind the AFL's sudden insistence that the game has Indigenous beginnings?

While Indigenous Australia has a rich oral record of Marn Grook (other similar ball games were played in the north and continental centre), debate ... View article...

'Broader than justice': Indigenous commissioner searches for answers to incarceration crisis

Victoria's first taskforce on young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system has begun, with the commissioner for Aboriginal children touring the ... View article...

Referendum on indigenous recognition in Australian Constitution “miles away”: attorney-general

 The Australian government is "miles away" from supporting a proposed indigenous advisory body to Parliament, ... View article...

Coles' indigenous workforce grows

The NSW public sector is regarded as the biggest employer of indigenous Australians with 9800 workers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait ... View article...

SIX Indigenous footy players refuse to sing national anthem during State of Origin Game II

Many Indigenous Australians have spoken out on their refusal to sing the anthem saying the song does not acknowledge the country's Aboriginal ... View article...

Indigenous history along the Murray River being unearthed in five-year research project

Eight researchers from Flinders University, led by Associate Professor Amy Roberts, has joined South Australia's River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal ... View article...

Play School to debut new Indigenous character in Acknowledgment of Country episode

Australian children's program Play School is debuting a new character, Kiya, in an Acknowledgment of Country episode to air on 8 July, during ... View article...

The Australian church's commitment to stem suicides among aboriginal youth

 "Suicide is often the last straw in a buildup of unhappiness and pain. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples ... View article...

Key to saving Hauraki Gulf: Let's try traditional Māori fishing practices

Traditional Māori fishing practices are being touted as one of the "keys" to rejuvenating marine life in the heavily-degraded Hauraki Gulf. Richelle ... View article...

Māori Council calls for inquiry into Pharmac

The Māori Council claims Pharmac's failings are leading to whanau dying, and is throwing its weight behind calls for a review of how it functions. View article...

Calls for more Māori input on polytech reforms shutdown - ITO head

Skills Active chairperson Sam Napia says Māori should have had more input on polytechnic reforms.  View article...

The buildings are 'uniquely Aotearoa'. Their Māori designers are ignored

Surely they – in this case Property Council New Zealand – should have mechanisms in place to ensure the designs submitted are fully credited to ... View article...

Getting out Māori vote biggest barrier to mayoralty hopes

A candidate for Gisborne's mayoralty says getting Māori out to vote is critical for her campaign. Meredith Akuhata-Brown is vying for the position ... View article...

Options are sought as Pharmac fails Māori

The New Zealand Māori Council is looking at what it would take to negotiate better deals for drugs if Pharmac isn't willing to do the job. Executive ... View article...

Māori and Pacific Fashion Designers coming to Hong Kong

In a first for New Zealand, six Māori and Pacific fashion designers and artists are travelling as a group to Hong Kong Fashion Week to showcase their ... View article...

'Balls up' of Te Reo Māori translation leads to sniggering at Bay of Islands' new airport

A sign at the new Bay of Islands Airport will be changed after it was pointed out that it has a rather lewd double meaning. The sign, at the airport's ... View article...

Marvel head promises 'LGBT heroes' in upcoming MCU instalments

Marvel head promises 'LGBT heroes' in upcoming MCU instalments -  While Feige says the charter was not intended to be 'looked at as our first hero', but said the series would build on  LGBTI  inclusivity in the future.

Partnerships to Promote Equality for LGBTI People

Partnerships to Promote Equality for  LGBTI  People -  During the dialogue, the Dominican Government presented its efforts in reducing discrimination against  LGBTI  persons in response to HIV through the ...

If I grow up to be gay will I go to hell?'

If I grow up to be  gay  will I go to hell?' -  It also made me realise how very wrong it would be to reduce this issue to a mere contractual matter between Folau and Rugby  Australia , or worse, ...

Minneapolis gay bar Cheers accused of antisemitism, faces eviction before even opening

Minneapolis gay bar Cheers accused of antisemitism, faces eviction before even opening -  Cheers, an upcoming  LGBTI  bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota has faced two separate controversies before even opening its doors.

Michaels craft stores joins Open to All campaign, embracing LGBTI inclusion

Michaels craft stores joins Open to All campaign, embracing  LGBTI  inclusion -  US-based arts and crafts retailer Michaels has joined the Open to All campaign, embracing  LGBTI  inclusion. Tell me more. Based out of Irving, Texas, ...

What happened at the Stonewall riots?

What happened at the Stonewall riots? -  Gangsters knew that  LGBTI  people were desperate for safe spaces to meet. They could sell them watered-down drinks at inflated prices, and even ...

The Right-Wing Is Weaponizing Gender Panic

The Right-Wing Is Weaponizing Gender Panic -  This was the first peace agreement to use a gender-based approach to ensure the inclusion of women and  LGBTI  people. Concurrently, the ...

Lisa Wilkinson asked a Christian leader whether gay people go to hell. He couldn't answer her.

Lisa Wilkinson asked a Christian leader whether  gay  people go to hell. He couldn't answer her. -  “Do you believe that  homosexuals  go to hell?” The head of the  Australian  Christian Lobby seemed to almost squirm uncomfortably as the question ...

The health disaster facing Western Australian communities

It's an unthinkable title for Australia, but children living in our nation have the worst ear health in a community in the world. Impacting mainly Aboriginal ... View article...

Netflix's 'Most Watched Show' Hits A Nerve For Those In Australia's Criminal Justice System

Netflix's 'Most Watched Show' Hits A Nerve For Those In Australia's .... In Australia, over half of the 10- to 17-year-olds in detention are Aboriginal, ... View article...

Valuable discussions had as QPS hosts Third Australasian Indigenous Family Violence Policing ...

Leaders, health and well-being professionals, Indigenous Elders and police ... regarding families in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. View article...

Athletics Australia launches plan to enhance history of engagement with the Aboriginal and Torres ...

Athletics Australia has this week officially launched its three-year Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Koorie Heritage Trust in ... View article...

Aboriginal Art: Decoding the Forgotten

Thus, began a love affair with the idiosyncratic native art of Australia. ... Aboriginal art has been known to generate curiosity in the semiotic world of art. View article...

Aboriginal culture meets traditional ballet and opera on Darwin stage

The West Australian Ballet partnered with an Indigenous dance company for the first time, bringing a mix of traditional ballet, opera singing and ... View article...

Ben Shewry is making Aboriginal grub go gourmet

Shewry is the first professional chef to put a focus on indigenous Australian ingredients. As we would say in Ireland, and as was arguably the case with ... View article...

Designer collaborates with aboriginal weavers to produce eco-friendly lamp shades

Inspired by Aboriginal art, Catalán de Ocón recently travelled to Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory, to work with eight indigenous Yolngu ... View article...

Enrollments in free te reo classes set to quadruple in Christchurch

Speaking te reo Māori important for Kiwi business leaders ... "We live in a multicultural country and to be able to represent New Zealand with meaning ... View article...

Mighty creation for polytech marae

Deputy chief executive Robert Sullivan says over the past year it has dramatically improved completion and retention rates for Māori and Pasifika ... View article...

Online advice a help for chronic pain

His research also highlighted the need for high quality New Zealand online resources, including to provide support for Maori and Pasifika people, given most online pain management resources were based on overseas experience. View article...

Early days for turning massive mental health investment into reality

Massive new investment in Budget 2019 – $1.9 billion over five years – requires ... health organisation Platform Trust in today's New Zealand Doctor print edition. ... The service will involve primary care, kaupapa Māori, Pacific health ... View article...

Tourism taniwha offers advice and pūtea

New Zealand Māori Tourism is encouraging businesses or whānau with an idea for a new tourism product to enter the Māori tourism Dragon's Den. View article...

Predator-free by 2050? High-tech hopes for New Zealand's big conservation dream

Six hundred years earlier, when the Māori settled these islands, that "wild music" would have been even more impressive. The isolated islands in the ... View article...

The rate of Māori incarceration is a crisis. We must start asking the right questions

I'm not a sociologist, but neither is Chester Borrows, so I feel equally qualified as the former Minister of Courts to opine on the crisis of Māori ... View article...

The Children's Minister will meet with Maori leaders tomorrow, regarding recent news coverage on ...

A Newsroom investigation sparked debate about Oranga Tamariki's attempt to take a newborn baby from its Maori mother while they were still in ... View article...

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Are today's activists lacking what the Stonewall rioters had?

Are today's activists lacking what the Stonewall rioters had? -  The real significance of the Stonewall riots by  LGBTI  people in New York in June 1969 was not the riots themselves – though fighting back against ...

70% of UK residents support marriage equality in Northern Ireland

70% of UK residents support marriage equality in Northern Ireland -  LGBTI  rights activists have been working for years to extend marriage equality legalization to Northern Ireland. It remains the only part of the UK or the ...