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Tonga

LGBTI Rights in Tonga


ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

President of Tonga LGBT Rights Group Murdered

Media reports indicate Tonga Leitis Association President Polikalepo Kefu was killed near their home in Lapaha, a village on the island of Tongatapu on which the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa is located.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Outpouring of grief after alleged murder of leading Tongan LGBTQI activist

Police in Tonga are investigating the death of one of the country’s leading LGBTQI+ activists after his body was found on a beach near his home in Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island. A…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

‘Listen to our voices’: Pasifika protest over anti-gay laws at pride march

The ongoing criminalisation of homosexuality around Oceania was the focus for the Pacific community at Saturday's 7000 strong Rainbow Pride march in New Zealand's largest city. Now called Our-March, the march focusses…

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Tonga’s Leitis in Waiting

Tonga is distinguished for being the sole monarchy in the South Pacific. This unique status has been a blessing for the indigenous transgender community in the archipelago. Adopting the local name of…

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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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Tonga: LGBTI Youth Shelter Devastated by Cyclone Gita

The Category Five Cyclone Gita which tore through the South Pacific island of Tonga was like having ‘an Airbus land on your front lawn’. One of the most powerful cyclones to hit…

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