Homosexuality is still illegal in many countries across the Pacific. But gay rights advocates hope a new initiative in New Zealand to support Māori and Pacific youth will set an example to other Pacific nations, as Asia-Pacific Journalism reports.
Report – By Craig Hoyle
Gay rights advocates are hoping a new initiative to support Māori and Pacific youth in South Auckland who are gender or sexuality diverse will set an example to other Pacific nations.
Homosexuality is still a crime in many places across the Pacific and in some countries sex between two men carries the risk of flogging or a lengthy prison sentence.
Rainbow Youth general manager Duncan Matthews says social stigma and isolation can make it difficult for young people to come out as gay in the Pacific Islands. Read more »