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Wellington secures LGBTIQ conference

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WELLINGTON has been chosen as the host city for the 2018 Internatio­nal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Associatio­n (ILGA) World Conference.

More than 600 delegates are expected to convene in the NZ capital city, with Mayor Justin Lester commenting he was “proud Wellington had been chosen as the the first city in Oceania to host an ILGA World Conference”.

“I wholeheart­edly support the ILGA’s ongoing work to achieve equality and liberation from discrimina­tion for the people it represents,” said Lester, who wrote a letter of support for the bid.

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