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Love Life Fono coming to AKL in October

Thu 6 Jun 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Organisers of the fifth Love Life Fono say it will be about celebrating the voices of the third spirit, “acknowledging our cultural heritage and honouring the special people in our communities”. The gathering will be held at Auckland University’s Waipapa Marae from 25-27 October and is supported by Get It On! The fono will provide attendees a chance to talk about their lives, focus on their words and listen to their stories. The health and wellbeing of pasifika people, particularly in regards to HIV, will also be covered. “Events like Love Life Fono give our communities a voice and strength that at other times is easily marginalised or can go unheard,” says spokesman Jordan Harris. “Love Life Fono is about empowering our rainbow Pacific communities to believe in themselves and in their place in this world.” Edward Cowley, who is well-known as drag persona Buckwheat, says the Love Life Fono have gone from strength to strength. “Each one has been a positive force for those who have attended. This one will be no exception. Whether you are a newcomer to the fono or have been fortunate enough to have been blessed to have attended one or several in the past, I encourage you to get a group of your friends together to attend,” Cowley says. “The memories, fellowship and friendships that are made over the fono will last a lifetime. I look forward to seeing you there.” More information and registration details are in the attached flier below.     

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 6th June 2013 - 11:56am

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