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LGBTI Rights in Fiji


ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

It took a trip to Australia to find her true self. Now Divina Loloma wants to be Fiji’s first transgender politician

When Divina Loloma was living in Australia, her voice began to change. It was 1987 and she'd left her home country, Fiji, in the aftermath of a violent military coup. Sydney would…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2022

Drag queens and TikTokers: queer Fijian influencers challenging traditional notions of masculinity

Sevuloni Lule, a professional dancer from Lautoka City in western Fiji, is causing a stir on Shenzen’s club scene in China. Or rather, his drag alter ego – Savanaah Marco LaVulva – is. By day,…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2022

Meet the LGBTQI Pacific Islanders overcoming a ‘colonial mindset’ and ‘narrative of shame’ to embrace their true selves

From an early age, Kalisito Biaukula stood out as the "loudest, wildest, craziest, most androgynous" child in what was a very traditional Fijian family. "I know growing up I know I was different.…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

Facing Intersecting Crises: LGBTIQ+ Resilience in Fiji

The climate justice conversation lacks sufficient representation and voices from marginalized groups, such as people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people; and migrants and refugees. An…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

Fiji: A long way to go for LGBTQ equality

Fiji’s growth in achieving transgender rights and freedom is less than 1 per cent, says founder of Transgender Fiji Network, Dr Isireli Biumaitotoya. Dr Biumaitotoya said Fiji had a long way to…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2019

Same-sex marriage will never happen in Fiji: PM

"As long as we are in government – Fiji will not allow same-sex marriage." This is the statement from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Raralevu Subdivision in Tailevu today. Bainimarama…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Decriminalize Homosexuality in the Pacific Islands

Momentum is gathering for greater equality for LGBTI people in the Pacific Islands, especially because the situation is deteriorating there. A coalition of LGBTI advocates have come together to start a petition to push…

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