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Deo: Respect and dignity for all

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SAME-SEX marriage or relationships are not part of the discourse when it comes to issues regarding lesbians, gay bisexuals, transgender, intersex issues says, Roshika Deo, leader of "Be The Change" campaign.

Speaking during an interview in Taveuni, Ms Deo said the only thing that mattered when discussing these issues was ensuring that everyone was treated with respect and dignity despite their differences.

Ms Deo added every single person deserved to be treated with respect and dignity irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender identity, religious status and class.

"Other institutions have begun talking about these issues and for a lot of us, it is important that most of us are not bullied or stigmatised and discriminated based on our identities or individuality," she said.

"Same sex relationships and marriage is not part of the discourse right now, the issues out there is how all of us need to be treated with respect and dignity living in a society free of violence."

Ms Deo said everyone was human and humanity prevailed above everything else.

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