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Lesbians and Gays to march in solidarity

May 16, 2012 7:14 pm

Today is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia with the theme, Combating Homophobia and Transphobia in Education through Education.

And to make this event, Human rights and LGBTIQ activists will take to the streets this evening, marching to spread their message that discrimination against them must stop.

The march is being organized by Oceania Pride, a social group that promotes, respects, and protects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the LGBTIQ community.

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Its founder, Jasmine Kaur says lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) communities are still being victimized.

“Basically there’s a lot of discrimination and stereotyping that’s involved in our community and I think this is one way of trying to create awareness.”

Today’s march marks a milestone achievement not just for the LGBTIQ community, but for Fiji, as this will be a first of its kind.

The march is scheduled to take place between 5.30-6.30pm from the Flea Market to Sukuna Park.

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