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Tongan Flag Bearer Vanuatu

Tongan flag bearer returns but Vanuatu says ‘Hold my flag’

“Tonga won! We can all go home now,” said the internet last night following the much-anticipated appearance of oiled up Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua. But then Vanuatu said ‘hold my flag’ as their own shirtless and oiled Rillio Rii entered the Olympic stadium. Hopefully, Rillio’s Olympic appearance inspires an interest in beautiful Vanuatu equal …

Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist poli kefu

Man charged with murder of 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

Calls To Decriminalise Homosexuality In The Pacific Islands

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 …