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Calls To Decriminalise Homosexuality In The Pacific Islands

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Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist poli kefu

Police took a man into custody on Saturday night following the murder of Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist Poli Kefu. The much-loved activist was president of the Tongan Leitis Association — a trans advocacy group. He also worked for the Tongan Red Cross Society. A suspect surrendered to police on Saturday night. A homicide investigation began earlier, …

Members of the Pacific Human Rights Initiative are calling for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Pacific Island nations

Almost 2000 people have signed a petition calling on the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum to use its influence to back the decriminalisation of homosexuality in seven states in the region. A coalition of LGBTIQ advocates have called for the Pacific Islands Forum, the region’s inter-governmental policy organisation, to “immediately introduce supportive policies to ensure that …