Fiji campaigners draw attention to homophobia and transphobia

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A campaigner in Fiji says while some progress has been made to recognise the rights of homosexuals and transsexuals, discrimination remains an issue.

Fiji is marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which commemorates the World Health Organisation’s landmark decision on May 17, 1990 to withdraw the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the International Classification of Diseases.

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This will be the third year that the Drodrolagi Movement, also known as dro-Mo, has organised week-long activities to advocate a culture of equality, respect, dignity and pride for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community in Fiji.

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