Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal
Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity program. Moreno and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday after the president pledged to withdraw subsidy cuts, known as Decree 883, that had more than doubled fuel prices.
Indigenous peoples , also known as First peoples , Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples , are ethnic groups who are the original owners and caretakers of a given region
Lesbians who held the essentialist view, that they had been born homosexual and used the descriptor "lesbian" to define sexual attraction, often considered the separatist opinions of lesbian-feminists to be detrimental to the cause of gay rights.
Australia's Indigenous leaders are being urged to support gay community members, to avoid ostracising a new generation.
Indigenous young people are four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
And LGBTQI young people are twice as likely to be diagnosed and treated for mental health disorders than the general population, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Sydney wins bid to host WorldPride in 2023
Sydney will host the international LGBTQI festival WorldPride in 2023 after defeating rival bidders Montreal and Houston in a vote. Members of the worldwide InterPride network voted for Sydney to host the event in 2023, which will coincide with the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras."Bringing WorldPride Down Under means we can celebrate and shine a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQI community in the region," Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras co-chair Giovanni Campolo-Arcidiaco said on Sunday night.Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said it will be an event not to be missed.
Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Intersex is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that do not allow an individual to be distinctly identified
This is a partial list of the world's indigenous / aboriginal / native people . Indigenous peoples are "those ethnic groups that were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national
What about young people who fit in both camps?
Chocolate Boxx is a Dunghutti gay man, and Miss First Nations 2019, so he is Australia's reigning Indigenous Drag Queen.
"It's really a minority within a minority," he said.
"Because as black people we're already in a minority in everyone else's eyes and then being gay on top of that.
"Then I'm a drag queen on top of that, so I'm just chilling."
Indigenous community pressures
Chocolate Boxx said there were also particular pressures from the Indigenous community.
"As men in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community you have to be leaders," he said.
He said it was still not accepted in many communities that gay men could be leaders in community.
The Black and Proud, Out and Loud event was organised by Gumbaynggirr gay man Lucas Craig who said growing up gay in Coffs Harbour was hard because he knew people in his community would not understand his sexuality.
Uluru's owners mark moment with rock stars
Anangu people have celebrated with non-indigenous people and rock stars to mark the end of the Uluru climb even if it's an uphill battle to improve their lot. Now that climbing on Uluru is closed, honouring the wishes of its traditional owners, it is time for indigenous people to have a voice to parliament, Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett says. Anangu people partied alongside non-indigenous people at a celebration on Sunday at which rock stars such as Garrett, Goanna frontman Shane Howard, and local indigenous bands and artists performed.
Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.
Young people were being advised to visitchecktheregister.ie to make sure they are registered, and if not to complete the RFA2 form to register or the RFA3 form to change their address. SpunOut.ie executive director Ian Power said a number of young people checking the register in the last few
"You just want to be accepted [by] your own family and community," Mr Craig said.
He said a lot of people end up leaving their home towns to find somewhere to feel safe to be themselves.
James Saunders is a Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri gay man who has also been a professional rugby league player.
While his family supported him when he came out 14 years ago, he said he had experienced challenges from some men in his community.
"And they still struggled with accepting who I am as my whole being," he said.
The event earlier this month aimed to bring the Indigenous and LGBTQI communities together to help them understand each other, according to Mr Craig.
"We want to teach our communities because it's the unknown, they're not sure what we're about," he said.
"I just want to say, 'this is us and celebrate with us!' so we can all move forward and celebrate as one community.
Minister wants united indigenous approach
The minister for indigenous Australians wants a united approach towards constitutional recognition and how a voice to parliament would work. Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt wants to achieve political consensus on constitutional recognition and a voice to parliament. Mr Wyatt has asked Labor, One Nation, the Greens and independent politicians to join a new parliamentary working group on indigenous issues.But the group isn't a formal committee and won't have any decision-making powers.It won't report to the House of Representatives or the Senate.
According to several sources, the new Constitution was expected to include it. Although the Constitution does explicitly include that "marginalized" communities are to be granted equal rights under the law and also mentions that LGBT people in Nepal particularly fall under that marginalized
Several hundred people came to the United Nations to see the screening of “From Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey” by Mohawk film maker, Reaghan After the film screenings, the two indigenous film makers, Reahan Tarbell and Doris Loyaza, were joined by Segundo Angagamarca who runs a
"Be happy with who your family is."
He said food, dancing, and entertainment brought the community together, but a rally or march could have become dangerous.
And he said, while there was some backlash in the local community, the night was full of joy, celebration, and support.
The Welcome to Country on the night was done by two Gumbaynggirr elders and sisters, Jenny Skinner and Emily Hyland.
Their message was about love, because they have seen the criticism of young LGBTQI people in their community.
"I've got a lot of relations in this situation," Ms Hyland said.
"The biggest things is to love and love them dearly and unconditionally," Ms Skinner said.
"And be proud of them," Ms Hyland added.
Chocolate Boxx left his home in Kempsey when he came out, because of the pressures he felt in his community.
His message to Indigenous LGBTQI young people is — believe in yourself and stay strong.
"You don't have to know who you are yet, but the person you are at the present time," he said.
"Be authentic to you and it will be a lot better in the long run."
The event was raising money to create a youth hub for LGBTQI Indigenous young people and their families on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
This is our best chance to deliver the promise of an Indigenous Voice .
A Liberal senator writes that all voices can now be heard to ensure Indigenous Australians have a say in the decisions that affect them.In my first speech to Parliament, I argued Australia should finally deliver constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. I said: “I would walk with Indigenous Australians on this journey.” A key element of this is the development of an Indigenous voice to government.