Australia to advocate for LGBTQ rights in Asia-Pacific

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02/26/2023

Australia’s first dedicated fund to promote international LGBTQ rights will be created in a federal government move hailed by equality advocates as a groundbreaking step to reduce discrimination in the Asia-Pacific. Foreign Minister Penny Wong will use a speech to the World Pride human rights conference in Sydney this week to announce the creation of a new inclusion and equality fund to support LGBTQ civil society organisations and human rights defenders, international partnerships and networks.

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