Ratu Epeli to address LGBTQI conference

Former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will be addressing the LGBTQI conference this evening. Picture: FT FILE

FORMER President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will be in Lautoka this evening to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB).

The event, organised by the Rainbow Pride Foundation, will highlight the struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

Rainbow Pride Foundation executive director Isikeli Vulavou said they were proud to work with partners to celebrate the rich diversity of vibrant communities across Fiji.

“By raising visibility, we hope to continue to address prejudice and discrimination and work towards fostering an inclusive and cohesive society that is healthier for us all,” Mr Vulavou said.

“On this day, let us recommit to building a more just and inclusive world where well-being, opportunity and human dignity are for everyone, including LGBTQI people and their families.”

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) is marked globally on May 17.

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