For the first time, Tonga's LGBTI community will be calling on government leaders to revise legislation in order to protect LGBTI people.
The Tonga Leiti's Association has planned a national consultation with government leaders in December to petition for changes to the Criminal Offences Act.
The Act criminalises cross-dressing and sodomy which can be punished with up to ten years in prison.
The Association's Project Officer, Henry Aho, says the 3-day consultation will coincide with the United Nation's International 16 Days of Activism campaign.
He spoke to Indira Stewart.