Papua New Guinea’s ‘gay village’ offers sanctuary, hope

As a gay man in Papua New Guinea, where gay sex is illegal and stigma and violence widespread, Kapera Patrick remembers homophobic thugs pelting him with abuse, stones and bottles. His life changed when he was taken in by a family in Hanuabada, a settlement in Port Moresby which has become a haven of tolerance, offering sanctuary for dozens in a gay community that is gradually coming out of hiding.

APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with “China Aid” logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week’s APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.