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ILGA Oceania human rights conference launched

Wed 2 Dec 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

A call has gone out to the Wellington gay communities to participate in a major glbti human rights conference being hosted in the city in March. At the official launch last night of the ILGA Oceania Human Rights Conference almost forty people, attending as individuals and as representatives of community organisations, appeared enthusiastic about the conference and were invited to suggest session topics. "It was a great start," says one of the organising group, Kevin Haunui. "There was lots of energy in the room and that gives us great confidence that, despite being done on a modest budget, this will be a great event. Also at the meeting were Greens MP Jan Logie and gay Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley, along with trans youth, glbti Defence staff and folk from the Out There schools programme. It was announced that the opening session of the conference will be held in the Whare Waka on the waterfront with subsequent activities hosted at the University of Otago and Medical School campus in Newtown. ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is an amalgam of more than 750 LGBTI groups around the world which is active in campaigning for LGBTI rights. It has a seat at the United nations Assembly.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 - 10:45pm

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