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Love Life Fono, 2009

Love Life Fono, 2009

Since 2005 the Love Life Fono has brought Pasifika sexual-orientation and gender minorities together to discuss issues of health and equity. This group from the 2009 fono (meeting), held in Auckland, includes leaders from several Pasifika nations and gender-diverse communities. The event included workshops covering health and career issues, transgender lives and internet safety, an 'Ask your Aunties' session, sporting events and a beauty pageant.

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Māori and Pasifika gender identities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28874/love-life-fono-2009 (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 May 2021 with assistance from Gender Minorities Aotearoa