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Outgames to host Asia Pacific youth hui

Thu 2 Jul 2015 In: Out Games News

Planning has begun for an Asia Pacific LGBTIQ Youth Hui which will be held as part of the Human Rights Conference at the Outgames in Auckland next year. The Youth Executive organising the event has met for its first planning session via Skype. After applications were called for publicly, eight young people from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Samoa and Singapore have been selected to organise the hui. It will be about breaking the mould of traditional conferences by emphasising the sharing of knowledge between the attendees and by being youth run and youth led. The Executive Chair is RainbowYOUTH General Manager Duncan Matthews who says he has been amazed at the response to the call for members to serve on the Youth Executive. “The successful candidates bring excellent skills and knowledge about their communities to the table. Our first meeting was very motivating, with Exec members motivated to make this Youth Hui an excellent, accessible opportunity for young people to attend, get connected and be supported to make change at home." One of the Youth Executive Members is Daryl Yang, President of The G Spot, the gender and sexuality alliance at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. He says he is excited to be part of a team with members from all over the region, who've done such amazing work in their communities. “The Youth Hui is an opportunity for youth leaders to network and share our experiences and I look forward to working with the other Executives in bringing people from across Asia Pacific together to support each other in creating a more inclusive world." Daily News staff - 2nd July 2015

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First published: Thursday, 2nd July 2015 - 10:48am

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