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December 8, 2014

Fijian Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has used the 16th Attorney General’s conference to call for the rights of LGBTI people and other minorities to be respected in the Pacific island nation

Fijian Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called for people to respect the rights of minorities, in line with his country’s Constitution – one of only two in the world that enshrines the rights of LGBTI people.

Sayed-Khaiyum made the comments at the close of the 16th Attorney General of Fiji conference, saying that Fijian law was clear when it came to issues of discrimination.

December 5, 2013

Fiji will be the first ever Pacific island nation to host an LGBTI themed short film festival when the inaugural A Night OUT at the Movies screens in Suva tomorrow night

The Pacific islands region will get its first ever LGBTI short film festival A Night OUT at the Movies when it screens on Friday 6 December at the Fiji School of Medicine’s Pasifika Auditorium in Suva, Fiji.

The event has been organized by the Drodrolagi Movement (droMo) with support from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, at the Fiji National University.

December 5, 2013

Fiji will be the first ever Pacific island nation to host an LGBTI themed short film festival when the inaugural A Night OUT at the Movies screens in Suva tomorrow night

The Pacific islands region will get its first ever LGBTI short film festival A Night OUT at the Movies when it screens on Friday 6 December at the Fiji School of Medicine’s Pasifika Auditorium in Suva, Fiji.

The event has been organized by the Drodrolagi Movement (droMo) with support from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, at the Fiji National University.

March 27, 2013

Frank Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister, said that he would not allow gay marriage to figure in the country’s new constitution

Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister stated that gay marriage would not be part of the new constitution.

During an interview broadcasted yesterday (26 March) by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s he said: ‘Same sex marriage is an issue which is not even up for discussion’, when answering a caller about the subject.

‘It will not be allowed because it is against religious beliefs’, he stressed.

March 27, 2013

Frank Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister, said that he would not allow gay marriage to figure in the country’s new constitution

Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister stated that gay marriage would not be part of the new constitution.

During an interview broadcasted yesterday (26 March) by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s he said: ‘Same sex marriage is an issue which is not even up for discussion’, when answering a caller about the subject.

‘It will not be allowed because it is against religious beliefs’, he stressed.

November 16, 2012

Protest that began over gay rights and other alleged human rights abuses in Fiji ends safely

Three Fijian nationals have ended their protest on the roof of an immigration detention center in Sydney.

The protestors, two men and one woman, took to the roof on Monday morning.

One of the men told Radio Australia ‘we want to live without fear because of the gay rights, we have no rights in Fiji’.

November 16, 2012

Protest that began over gay rights and other alleged human rights abuses in Fiji ends safely

Three Fijian nationals have ended their protest on the roof of an immigration detention center in Sydney.

The protestors, two men and one woman, took to the roof on Monday morning.

One of the men told Radio Australia ‘we want to live without fear because of the gay rights, we have no rights in Fiji’.

November 13, 2012

Government of Fiji responds to protestors on the roof of an immigration detention center in Sydney

The government of Fiji has responded to claims by protestors at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney who said yesterday there are no gay rights in the Pacific islands nation.

Three protestors climbed onto the roof at the immigration center yesterday. One protestor, Sai Bulewa said gay people have no rights in Fiji and they fear abuse.

November 13, 2012

Government of Fiji responds to protestors on the roof of an immigration detention center in Sydney

The government of Fiji has responded to claims by protestors at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney who said yesterday there are no gay rights in the Pacific islands nation.

Three protestors climbed onto the roof at the immigration center yesterday. One protestor, Sai Bulewa said gay people have no rights in Fiji and they fear abuse.

November 12, 2012

Fijian nationals protest against deportation back to their home country from Australia because of abuse against gay people there

Three Fijian nationals are protesting on the roof of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. One protestor said he feared being deported back to his home country because of abuse against gay people there.

November 12, 2012

Fijian nationals protest against deportation back to their home country from Australia because of abuse against gay people there

Three Fijian nationals are protesting on the roof of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. One protestor said he feared being deported back to his home country because of abuse against gay people there.

July 10, 2012

Archbishop David Moxon says ‘we will listen to Anglicans in the next two years’

New Zealand Anglican Archbishop David Moxon announced at a conference for the church that they were considering their view on gay marriage and would announce their conclusions in 2014.

The archbishop made the announcement on the fourth day of the Anglican church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia General Synod in Nadi in Fiji, the Fiji Times reports.

‘We haven't considered our final stand on gay marriage,’ said Archbishop Moxon.

July 10, 2012

Archbishop David Moxon says ‘we will listen to Anglicans in the next two years’

New Zealand Anglican Archbishop David Moxon announced at a conference for the church that they were considering their view on gay marriage and would announce their conclusions in 2014.

The archbishop made the announcement on the fourth day of the Anglican church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia General Synod in Nadi in Fiji, the Fiji Times reports.

‘We haven't considered our final stand on gay marriage,’ said Archbishop Moxon.

May 17, 2012

Fiji’s first LGBT rights march cancelled because officials ‘did not realise they had given a permit for gays to march’

The Pacific island nation of Fiji was due to celebrate it’s first ever march for gay rights today, but the IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) event was cancelled at the last minute by police.

Oceania Pride, the organisers of the march said that they received a permit last month but the police told them this morning that tonight’s march would have to be cancelled.

May 17, 2012

Fiji’s first LGBT rights march cancelled because officials ‘did not realise they had given a permit for gays to march’

The Pacific island nation of Fiji was due to celebrate it’s first ever march for gay rights today, but the IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) event was cancelled at the last minute by police.

Oceania Pride, the organisers of the march said that they received a permit last month but the police told them this morning that tonight’s march would have to be cancelled.

May 16, 2012

From United States to the Fiji Islands and Italy, LGBT associations unite against gay hate and discrimination

Three Italian Catholic cardinals have agreed to prayer vigils held by the religious group Gionata for the victims of gay hate and discrimination for the first time.

LGBT groups will pray for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Milan, Florence and Palermo, in Sicily as part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) to be celebrated tomorrow (17 May) in an estimated 100 countries around the world.

May 3, 2012

Countries across the world back International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia to fight school bullying

Countries around the world will stand united in a landmark event to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools in two weeks’ time.

Fighting homo/transphobia through education will be the theme of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) which will be commemorated by almost 40 countries on 17 May.

More countries are joining a list which already includes Burma, Fiji and Haiti who have never taken part before.