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Sexual violence in PH: Stuff of jokes, stats of nightmares
December 26, 2020
What were you wearing? How much did you drink? Why didn’t you shout? Why didn’t you run away?
Was it pleasurable? “Nasarapan ka ba?” As though they hadn’t been through the worst, survivors of sexual abuse—rape in particular—still find themselves thus interrogated by the very people supposed to come to their aid.

Abuse victims and PH legal system: Trust issues persist
December 27, 2020
“I kept questioning the validity of my story,” says “Ana” as she narrates how she was assaulted last year.

Fight against sexual abuse starts in family
December 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic caught everyone off guard. Cities and towns were locked down, people’s movements were limited, big and small businesses, even schools, were shuttered.

ALL by Fate Colobong, Jane Bautista

Sugar Dating Philippines
20 February 2017
The Cost of Sugar Dating Philippines
How much a sugar daddy should pay and the contribution a sugar baby must give in sugar dating Philippines are some of the most common questions out there. Before the sugar relationship kicks off, these are the things that both the baby and the daddy need to discuss on the first date without finding it awkward.

Beware of ‘sugar daddy’ sites exploiting crisis
Leila B. Salaverria December 13, 2020
Think twice before responding to the overtures of an online “sugar daddy,” who offers financial assistance ostensibly in exchange for companionship or romance, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warned.
The PCW noted media reports of netizens signing up on so-called sugar daddy websites or social media accounts as the pandemic took away jobs, crippled businesses and left many desperate for cash

The Video in the album Sugar Dating: Bilang ng sugar babies sa Pilipinas, tumaas dahil sa pandemic?
GMA Public Affairs November 3, 2020
Tumataginting na Php 49,700 ang monthly allowance ng isang sugar baby ayon sa dating website na Sugarbook! Ang bilang ng mga lumahok bilang sugar baby, tumaas din ayon sa site dahil daw sa pandemic. Samantala, pinag-iingat naman ang ilan matapos mabiktima ng scam o pekeng Sugar Daddy na humihingi ng nude photos kapalit ng pera. Panoorin ang video! LOOK Prostituition

Dangerous or empowering? Signups on sugar daddy dating site rise among young women in PH amid pandemic
Tarra Quismundo Oct 30 2020 02:38 PM
For “Zarina,” it was an answer to her school tuition woes. Two years on, she’s living the life. She said she receives more than P80,000 in monthly allowances - a manager’s wage - from her sugar daddy.
For “Alexandra” who recently signed up, it’s not so much about the money, but good conversations and business mentoring from the mature men she meets.

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73% of Filipinos think 'homosexuality should be accepted by society'
Michelle Abad June 25, 2020

The Philippines' acceptance of homosexuality did not change between 2013 and 2019, according to a Pew Research survey

Robredo tells LGBTQ+ in positions of power to ‘use your influence to change mindsets'
Mara Cepeda June 26, 2020 - with Video
'Push lang nang push, mga besh!' Vice President Leni Robredo tells the community as she asks them to continue doing small but concrete steps to promote gender equality

CHR hits Iloilo college for saying homosexuality is immoral
August 10, 2020Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has spoken out against Assumption Iloilo after the latter released a set of rules defining immorality which included “homosexuality.”
CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said that schools are supposed to be a safe haven for children to learn and grow regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

DLSU'S 1st LGBTQ+ org pushed to strengthen ‘fight for equality’
Lance Mejico July 31 2020

The organization seeks to generate awareness and provide support to the LGBTQ+ community by creating a safe space for its members
De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila accredited its first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) organization on campus on Monday, July 27.

Filipino LGBTQ advocate wins Miss Trans Global 2020 pageant
September 13, 2020 Robert Requintina
Filipino transgender woman Mela Franco Habijan was crowned Miss Trans Global 2020 during a virtual pageant held last Saturday.

Filipina transgender Mela Franco Habijan becomes the first Miss Trans Global
September 13, 2020 - with livestreamed coronation Video
Filipina transgender Mela Franco Habijan became the first Miss Trans Global on Saturday evening.
The winners were announced during the grand coronation night, which was livestreamed on YouTube.

Filipina Mela Franco Habijan named Miss Trans Global 2020
ABS-CBN News Sep 13 2020
Mela Franco Habijan was named Miss Trans Global 2020 during a virtual coronation ceremony held Saturday night.
According to its official website, Miss Trans Global “is an international online pageant for trans & gender nonconforming people from all backgrounds to raise awareness on transgender and LGB issues around the world.”

The Video: Beauty and acceptance with Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan
Jan 19, 2021
Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan talks to Bea Cupin about winning the pageant, her – and her family's – journey of self-discovery, and why she'll always put value in engagement and education - and - her plans for 2021 and why she won't take bigotry and transphobia sitting down

The Video: Filipino transgender woman Mela Franco Habijan named Miss Trans Sep 14, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Mela Franco Habijan was named Miss Trans Global 2020 during a virtual coronation ceremony held September 12 night. In this interview with Teleradyo, Habijan shared the unconventional pageant experience in the middle of the pandemic and the advocacy behind the contest. She also recalled her journey of finding her identity and of clinching the crown.

Being gay in an all-girl Catholic school
Charlie Vitug July 08, 2020

'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'


Pride march protesters arrested in Manila
Police dispersed a Pride March protest and arrested LGBTQ+ activists in Mendiola, Manila on Friday, June 26, 2020. More than 10 activists are now detained at the MPD headquarters in Manila.
Bahaghari spokesperson on Pride March arrest
Bahaghari National spokesperson Rey Valmores-Salinas on the arrest of LGBTQ+ activists during the Pride March protest in Mendiola Manila.

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Protesta ng LGBT sa Mendiola, marahas na binuwag
Jun 26, 2020 kodao phils
Umabot sa 20 na lumahok sa taunang Pride March ng Lesbian Gay Bisexual at Transgender group na Bahaghari ang hinuli matapos na marahas na buwagin ang kanilang protesta sa Mendiola, Hunyo 26, 2020.

Manila Pride protesters ordered released
Lian Buan June 30, 2020
They are ordered released pending further investigation

‘Resist injustice’: Newly sworn lawyer helps detained Pride protesters
Kiko Mendoza June 27, 2020
Bernardo says the protesters asked for his legal advice prior to the short gathering and during its planning

At least 20 arrested at Pride march in Manila
June 27, 2020 - with Video
'Nasa batas iyan na bawal iyan,' police tell the protesters, who observed physical distancing and wore face masks

Netizens call to free detained Pride protesters: ‘Pride is protest’
Francisco Mendoza June 26, 2020
Using the hashtag #FreePride20, netizens express disbelief over the arrest of 20 protesters on Friday, June 26

'Hindi makatarungan': Artists, celebrities speak out vs arrest of Pride march protesters
June 26, 2020
On social media, several artists and celebrities condemn the arrests and call for the release of the protesters



Be Free: Virtual Pride March 2020
Jun 27, 2020 Choose Philippines

Be Free! You can't lockdown who you are. Love will set you free to be authentically you, stand in your power and glow! They may cancel Pride March for 2020, but the spirit of Pride is up and alive wherever we are.


GMA Pride Month Specials: The Most Heartwarming and Inspiring Stories from the LGBTQIA+ Community
GMA Public Affairs June 27, 2020
Sa pagdiriwang natin ng Pride Month ngayong Hunyo, muli nating balikan ang ilan sa mga nakaaantig at nakahahangang kuwento ng mga kapatid natin sa LGBTQIA+ Community na tampok sa ilang world-class, award-winning documentary programs ng GMA Public Affairs.

Senate hearings on the SOGIE equality bill
August 20, September 04, 2019 - with Videos
The Senate committee on women, children, family relations, and gender equality holds its public hearings on the SOGIE equality bill.
The committee, shaired by Senator Risa Hontiveros, holds an organizational meeting before tackling the anti-discrimination bill.
Discussions on the SOGIE equality bill have been revived transgender woman Gretchen Diez experienced discrimination in a Quezon City mall.

LGBTQ+ groups slam 'glaringly dangerous' comments on SOGIE bill at House hearing
Nov 7, 2020 Mina Mata
#YesToSOGIEBill also makes the rounds on social media as groups and netizens express support for the bill
Various groups stood with pride as they defended the LGBTQ+ community from what they called "glaringly dangerous" comments made against the community during an online House hearing on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill. (EXPLAINER: What you need to know about SOGIE)

Duterte backs gender equality bill but still opposes same sex marriage
November 5, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte is supportive of the gender equality bill but is still opposed to same-sex marriage, Malacañang said Thursday

Roman berates lawyer for linking pedophilia, necrophilia to SOGIE bill
November 4, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
Bataan 1st district Rep. Geraldine Roman berated a lawyer Wednesday for insinuating that the pro-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) bill that she was pushing could result to the recognition of the rights of pedophiles and necrophiles.

One more hearing for SOGIE bill set
November 4, 2020 Ellson Quismorio
Deputy Speaker and CIBAC party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva has managed to defer the passage of the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression equality bill on the House committee level at least for one more hearing.

When Duterte doesn't know what he's talking about
Pia Ranada September 23, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before fully understanding issues. He barks orders before analyzing the situation and considering all angles. What do we do?

Duterte won’t certify SOGIE equality bill as urgent after all
Pia Ranada September 11, 2019
Malacañang clarifies that President Duterte will certify as urgent an 'anti-discrimination bill' and not the SOGIE equality bill

Duterte says he'll certify SOGIE bill as urgent
Pia Ranada September 10, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants LGBTQ+ persons to be 'happy'

Advocates urge discussions on SOGIE 'from point of love and impartiality'
Jaia Yap September 10, 2019
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education

FALSE: SOGIE equality bill will 'undercut' freedoms, destroy family
September 06, 2019
The bill seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE, not infringement on religious liberties or parental authority

Is it dangerous or about love? Church groups split over SOGIE bill
Aika Rey September 04, 2019
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.

SOGIEnomics: Why fighting for LGBTQ+ rights makes economic sense
JC Punongbayan August 22, 2019
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly

Sotto says SOGIE bill has 'no chance' of passing Senate
Aika Rey August 21, 2019
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says that an anti-discrimination bill that includes other sectors of society might have a better chance of passing

Challenges faced by SOGIE equality bill at the Senate
September 11, 2019 - with Video

Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure.
The SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) equality bill faces several challenges in and out of Congress.

Humanizing SOGIE
Ana P. Santos September 07, 2019

Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country?

There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.


Transgender pastor sa Cagayan de Oro, tutol sa SOGIE bill
ABS-CBN News Sep 13, 2019

Tinutulan ng isang transgender pastor sa Cagayan de Oro ang isinusulong na SOGIE Equality Bill.

LGBTQ+ partners can be beneficiaries of life insurance policy– IC
March 07, 2020

The Insurance Commission says insurance companies cannot refuse the designation of non-relatives as beneficiary unless they break certain qualifications stated under the Civil Code

The need for our schools to be homonormative
Ronnel Joseph T. Competente February 17, 2020

There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity

House bill seeks to protect husbands, same-sex partners from domestic abuse
Mara Cepeda October 05, 2019

Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 - with IMPORTANT Videos.
In House Bill (HB) No. 4888, Rizal 2nd District Representative Fidel Nograles seeks to expand the coverage of Republic Act (RA) No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 to also cover abuse committed against same-sex partners and husbands in heterosexual relationships

'A storm rages outside': The challenges of being transgender
Roni Navarro September 07, 2019

I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.

Why the word 'pansexual' makes me feel safe
Janelle Manzano August 31, 2019

Some people would ask me: 'Why not just identify as bisexual? That's pretty much the same thing, right?' It's not.

Being pansexual is all about love – not pans
Motzie Dapul September 28, 2019

Being pansexual is the version of me that exists without fear. It is the version of me that wasn't threatened into heterosexuality by a family, a society, or a religion.

The ABCs of LGTBQ+ and SOGIE
August 20, 2019

We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters and about the LGBTQ+ community, why SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics) matters, and the issues the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines continues to face.

TIMELINE: SOGIE equality in the Philippines
Michelle Abad August 28, 2019
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle

Gretchen Diez comes out
Rambo Talabong August 26, 2019

She's the new poster girl of the Philippine LGBTQ+ movement. Arrested and shamed for needing to use the toilet. This is her story.


Karapatan ng mga LGBTQ+
ABS-CBN News Aug 24, 2019

"Failon Ngayon" tackles the discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines. It also takes a deep dive into the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill. Rep. Geraldine Roman and Sen. Risa Hontiveros discuss how the proposed measure would help the members of the LGBTQ+ community in the country.

All-gender restrooms, sagot kontra diskriminasyon?
Trans woman arrested after being blocked from using women's restroom in Cubao
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019

Police say Gretchen Custodio Diez was arrested for going live on Facebook while inside a female restroom
According to two separate desk officers of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Gretchen Custodio Diez – identified by police as Greg Martin Diaz, the name in her ID – was arrested for going live on Facebook while inside a female restroom.

Majority of Filipinos believe trans women shouldn't use ladies' toilet
Rambo Talabong October 30, 2019
The Social Weather Stations holds the survey over a month after transgender women Gretchen Diez was barred from using the ladies' toilet at a Cubao mall

Trans woman Gretchen Diez: I didn't think I'd be treated like a criminal
Rambo Talabong August 13, 2019
The janitress who prevented Diez from using a women's restroom drops her complaint against Diez, but the transgender woman vows to 'pursue legal action'
Her arrest has triggered public outcry and calls for change from politicians. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, the first transgender member of the House of Representatives, visited Diez in the police precinct on Tuesday.

"Gretchen is a proud trans woman who expresses herself as a woman and she always goes to the female restroom every single day. So she got offended by this act," transgender actress Mela Franco Habijan said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Senator Risa Hontiveros, who sent one of her lawyers to assist Diez, slammed the incident on social media.

Joy Belmonte condemns Cubao mall's disregard of QC Gender Fair ordinance
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019 - with Video
This comes after the Farmer's Market mall in the Araneta Center blocked trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez from using the women's restroom

Gretchen Diez files discrimination complaint vs Araneta Center
Rambo Talabong August 16, 2019
Gretchen Diez asks the Quezon City Pride Council to conduct a formal investigation into the incident

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Gretchen Diez files complaint vs. management, security personnel of Quezon City mall
CNN Philippines Aug 16, 2019
The trans woman barred from using a female restroom in a mall in Quezon City filed a complaint against its management and security personnel.

QC mall bars transgender woman from using female restroom
CNN Philippines Aug 14, 2019
A mall in Quezon City is in hot water after personnel prevented a transgender woman from using the female restroom. A lawmaker is hopeful the incident will be an eye opener and lead to the passage of an anti-discrimination law.

Trans woman na pinagbawalan gumamit ng CR, pag-aaralan kung idedemanda ang pamunuan ng mall
GMA News Aug 14, 2019

Transwoman pinagbawalan gumamit ng CR ng babae sa isang mall
Manila Bulletin Online Aug 13, 2019
Isang transwoman ang pinagbawalan gumamit ng palikuran na pang babae sa isang mall sa Quezon City noong Martes

Trans woman pinagbawalan na gumamit ng pambabaeng banyo sa QC
ABS-CBN News Aug 13, 2019
Kinondena ng LGBT community ang diskriminasyon sa transgender woman na pinagbawalang gumamit ng banyo ng mga babae sa mall sa Quezon City.

On toilets and transgender rights
Hermie Monterde August 17, 2019

Why build toilets with different categories when our toilets at home are not even categorized according to gender identity?

Vice Ganda urges government to create LGBTQ+ bathrooms
August 18, 2019
'Kung hindi kami matatanggap, bigyan kami ng CR. Gusto lang po naming umihi at dumumi. Yun lang yun,' says the TV host

Duterte wants '3rd restrooms' for LGBTQ+
Pia Ranada August 20, 2019
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination

The Video: Bato on women sharing bathroom with transgenders: 'Will they be safe?'
ABS-CBN News Aug 20, 2019
Women might experience sexual harassment if transgender women are allowed to share their comfort rooms, Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa said Tuesday, as lawmakers tackled a proposed law prohibiting gender-based discrimination.

Gretchen Diez meets Duterte, teases 'surprise' for LGBTQ+ community
Rambo Talabong August 19, 2019

'We are now finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez, who earlier urged the President to certify the SOGIE equality bill as urgent.
Six days after she was prevented from using the women's restroom and arrested for documenting the incident, transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez was booked for a meeting with no less than President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Monday evening, August 19.

LGBTQ+ commission proposed during Duterte meeting with Gretchen Diez
Rambo Talabong August 20, 2019
The government is also eyeing an 'LGBTQ+ convention', says Senator Bong Go

Gretchen Diez on living her truth
August 15, 2019 - with Video

For Gretchen Custodio Diez, the fight for equality is far from over.
She has become the newest uniting figure for the Philippine LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) after a harrowing experience.

The Video: Trans woman Gretchen Diez hits stereotypes
ABS-CBN News Aug 15, 2019
These are some of the stereotypes that gays and members of the trans community usually encounter as lamented by transgender woman, Gretchen Custodio Diez.

#SOGIEEqualityNow: Transgender restroom issue sparks call for passage of SOGIE bill
August 14, 2019

The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill

What is QC's ordinance against LGBTQ+ discrimination all about?
August 14, 2019

Quezon City's 'most advanced' Gender-Fair Ordinance is friendly to the LGBTQ+ community. The city is said to be the first to pass anything like it.
Geraldine Roman, 1st District Representative of Bataan and the first transgender woman to be voted into the House of Representatives, called it the "most advanced" anti-LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) discrimination ordinance in the country.

Geraldine Roman vows House probe vs LGBTQ+ discrimination
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019

'The LGBT community might be a minority, but they are still Filipinos whose rights have to be protected, and we as members of Congress have to stand up for equality,' says Geraldine Roman.
Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman elected to the House of Representatives, vowed on Tuesday, August 14 that there would be a probe into the discrimination of a mall employee against transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez

The Video: Geraldine Roman - The fight for equality continues
CNN Philippines Aug 16, 2019
The fight for equality continues. Lawmakers set to probe a mall incident involving a trans woman that went viral on social media prompting calls to pass an anti-discrimination law.

The Video: Malls should provide gender-neutral bathrooms, says lawmaker
ABS-CBN News Aug 15, 2019
A gender-neutral bathroom would help prevent members of the LGBTQ community from running into "unnecessary risks", a lawmaker said.

Roman to LGBTQ+: 'Demand from gov't what is due us as human beings'
Mara Cepeda August 14, 2019
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez

Eddie Villanueva claims SOGIE bill 'threatens' freedoms of non-LGBTQ+
Mara Cepeda August 28, 2019
'What happens to a Christian like me... if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church.

The Video: Eddie Villanueva on the SOGIE Bill
CIBAC Party-list Representative Eddie Villanueva delivers a privilege speech on the SOGIE Bill in a house plenary session on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Rainbow glitters after the storm: The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on SOGI
Ryan Silverio July 25, 2019

As to how long the light will stay will all depend on the sterling commitment of people to fight for the beautiful cause of the rights of LGBTIQ persons

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about SOGIE Part 1
July 25, 2019 - with Video
Gender is often confusing for a lot of people. In this video we explore the concept of SOGIE. Look also Part 2 - with Video

Labor groups to DOLE: SOGIE workplace policy needed
Sofia Tomacruz August 14, 2019

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Sentro make the call after the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez at a Quezon City mall

Malacañang: We have to respect LGBTQ+ rights
Pia Ranada August 15, 2019

But the Palace is vague on whether it would certify as urgent the SOGIE bill pending in Congress
Malacañang declared support for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community after a transgender woman's ordeal in a mall restroom sparked calls for the passage of an anti-discrimination bill.

Gretchen Diez urges Duterte: Certify SOGIE equality bill as urgent
Rambo Talabong August 16, 2019
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress
Bonz Magsambol June 30, 2019

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Energized by Gretchen Diez, Hontiveros renews push for SOGIE equality bill
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019
'Ipasa na natin ang SOGIE equality bill. Para kay Gretchen [at] sa lahat ng Filipino lesbians, gays, transgenders, intersex, queers, at asexuals, na matagal nang nakaposas sa... diskriminasyon,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

‘Why not just Homo sapiens?’: Senators confused by LGBTQ+, SOGIE
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019
'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Why not use Homo sapiens? 'We have discrimination,' says Gretchen Diez
Rambo Talabong August 15, 2019 - with Video
'Discrimination is supposed to be a beautiful word, having the ability to identify right easily recognize people. But instead of recognizing people, recognizing differences, we tend to use it against each other,' says Gretchen Custodio Diez

Meet Father Richard Mickley of historic PH Pride March of 1994
Addie Pobre June 25, 2019

Who is Father Richard Mickley, one of the founders of the Pride Movement in the Philippines?

IN PHOTOS: LGBTQ+ community, allies hold Pride parade in Bacolod City
Mary Jo Baldonado June 24, 2019

Organizers say that the Pride parade in Bacolod City serves as a mourning, a protest, and a celebration


What it takes for the LGBTQ+ to #ResistTogether
June 21, 2019

How can the Philippine society help eliminate discrimination and hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community?

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ABS-CBN News Jul 17, 2019

The video features the coming out stories of trans woman Amber Quiban and trans man Sky Teotico.

'Tolerated, but not accepted'
Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination
Bonz Magsambol June 11, 2019

Abandonment and being neglected by family members are typical narratives for the LGBTQ+

An open letter to parents: Your LGBTQ+ kids are alright
Ronald del Castillo June 11, 2019
Your child might suffer not because of who they are but because of other people. Don't be one of those people.

'Homosexual acts are disordered': CFC-FFL condemns Ateneo Pride, draws flak online
Sofia Virtudes June 27, 2019

The statements are far worse than raining on Pride's parade

Support pours in for trans woman after workplace discrimination tweet
July 17, 2019

'It's clearly transphobia. I have been wearing [clothes] appropriately to the best of my understanding. And I have been doing my job well,' says 21-year-old trans woman Aeron Jade Parena

U.P. transwoman professor talks about workplace discrimination
Bonz Magsambol June 19, 2019

'Our personal experience, after all, is a political fight. And it is every person’s right to be fully protected by both law and practice,' says University of the Philippines Assistant Professor Hermie Monterde

U.P. Manila denies workplace discrimination vs transgender professor
July 05, 2019
'Being LGBTQ+ has never been a consideration in the hiring, renewal, and evaluation for tenure,' says the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at UP Manila

#LabanHermie: U.P. community stands in solidarity with transwoman professor
Bonz Magsambol June 21, 2019
Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde


MALAYANG BAHAGHARI, LGBTQ+ community sa Pilipinas, malaya na ba?
GMA Public Affairs
Published on Jun 26, 2019
Aired (June 25, 2019): Itinuturing ang Pilipinas bilang isa sa mga bansa sa Asya na pinaka-LGBTQ+ friendly. Pero sa kabila nito, may iilan pa ring Pilipinong na hindi maihayag ang kanilang sekswalidad. Ang iba, sumasailalim pa sa 'reparative therapy.' Kailan kaya magiging tunay na malaya ang bahaghari?
'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés
Paolo Abad June 26, 2019

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'
Delia Gallagher and Hada Messia, CNN May 21, 2018 - with Video

Pope reportedly told sex abuse survivor 'does not matter' that he is gay
21 May 2018 Rose Gamble

Pope Francis reaches out to gays
Nick Squires 29 Jul 2013 - with video



Pope Francis on gays: Who am I to judge?

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'
Pope Francis says same-sex couples have a right to be legally covered
Oct 21, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English
Vatican briefs nuncios on pope's words about civil unions
Nov 2, 2020 ROME REPORTS in English

Vatican says Pope's backing for gay unions no challenge to marriage
Nov 3, 2020 Agence France-Presse
The Vatican has sought to tamp down discord over Pope Francis' backing last month for same-sex civil unions, reiterating that he did not question the Catholic dogma of marriage being between a man and a woman.

CBCP clarifies Pope’s stand on same-sex unions
Jodee A. Agoncillo October 27, 2020
Pope Francis remains consistent with the Catholic perspective on marriage and family, while refusing “to reject those who are unable to enter into marriage and build family because of circumstances in their lives,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Monday.

Filipino bishops defend Pope over same-sex civil unions
Oct 26, 2020 Paterno R. Esmaquel II
'He just wants to do as Jesus himself did,'
declares the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, as critics blast Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ support for civil unions is a call to justice – and nothing new
Oct 23, 2020 Steven Millies
The pope’s support for civil unions does not change Catholic doctrine about marriage or sexuality. The church still teaches – and will go on teaching – that any sexual relationship outside a marriage is sinful and that, in the Catholic view, marriage – different from civil unions – is between a man and a woman.

CBCP reaffirms Church’s stand on marriage and family
October 30, 2020 Hanah Tabios
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) remains consistent with the Church’s stand on marriage and family amid the backlash and confusion brought by Pope Francis’ new messaging on the issue about same-sex civil unions.

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits clarification on Pope Francis ‘support’ for same sex unions
Delta Dyrecka Letigio October 22, 2020
The Archdiocese of Cebu urges the faithful to wait for the official statement of the Roman Catholic Church regarding its stand on same-sex unions.

With Pope’s backing, Catholic solons lose ground vs same-sex civil union
Darryl John Esguerra October 22, 2020 - with Video
With no less than Pope Francis making a case for civil protection for same-sex couples, Catholic lawmakers “no longer have a basis” to oppose the passage of civil union laws for members of the Pride community, Malacañang said Thursday.

What would a civil union be like in the Philippines?
Oct 22, 2020 Michelle Abad
Based on the pending bill, same-sex couples in civil partnerships would be able to share property, be entitled to social security and insurance, and adopt children

Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws
Reuters October 21, 2020
Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome’s Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, October 20, 2020.
Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gays.

Pope voices support for same-sex civil unions
Oct 21, 2020
'What we have to create is a civil union law. That way [homosexual people] are legally covered,' Pope Francis says in a new documentary


LGBT Rights

Okay lang bang tawaging "besh" ang taong hindi pa out?
ABS-CBN News May 8, 2019

Nagsama-sama ang ilang millennials para pag-usapan ang mahahalagang isyu ngayong. Ano kaya ang say nila sa LGBT Rights?


Same-sex marriage sa Pilipinas, napapanahon na ba?
ABS-CBN News May 21, 2019
Nagsama-sama ang ilang millennials para pag-usapan ang mahahalagang issue ng bayan. Sang-ayon ba silang payagang magpakasal ang may parehong kasarian?

Celebrities call on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to support a bill that would make discrimination based on gender identity or expression illegal
July 24, 2018

Local celebrities – including one who happens to be married to a sitting senator – called on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to pass the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression) Equality Bill, legislation that would protect all persons from discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill
Sylvia Estrada Claudio August 06, 2018

I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being
The only objection my friends have against Senate Bill No.1271, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or SOGIE is that the term is not understandable

What LGBT kids need to hear
Jake Consing September 14, 2019

This is for the thousands of children who were taught that they are nothing but abominations, for the kids who are disowned by their parents, for the students kicked out of schools, for young people harassed in the streets

'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med
Nicole Limlengco June 04, 2018

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity.

Miss Spain is a woman
Ana P. Santos December 24, 2018

A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?

#RiseUpTogether and becoming better LGBTQIA+ advocates
June 26, 2018

How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018
Pride is a protest, after all

Both Amanda T. Lago June 30 and July 01, 2018

Getting to know Bisdak and Mindanao Pride
June 28, 2018 - with Video

Hamilcar Chanjueco Jr. from Mindanao Pride and Roxanne O. Doron from Bisdak Pride, Inc. talk about LGBTQIA+ movements in Mindanao and Visayas.

Coming out of the shadows: On being LGBT in Mindanao
Gaby N. Baizas June 30, 2018
The Philippines has been regarded as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Does this hold true for all areas of the country?

The extra struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in Mindanao
Hamilcar Chanjueco and Hans Madanguit June 28, 2018
'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'

WATCH: How did you come out?
Don Kevin Hapal June 26, 2018 - with Video
In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out

SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments
June 14, 2018 - look also June 19 and 26, 2018
In a historic first, the Supreme Court of the Philippines will tackle in oral arguments a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Gay lawyer Jesus Falcis filed the petition 3 years ago, in 2015, and he will finally have his day in court on Tuesday, June 19. His petition was bolstered by intervenors Crescencio "Ceejay" Agbayani and Marlon Felipe, a gay couple.

SC's deference to Congress on same-sex union 'dooms marriage equality'
Lian Buan June 30, 2020
A paper published by UP Law criticizes the 2019 decision of the Supreme Court junking a same-sex marriage petition mainly due to technicalities, and says it was 'an abdication of its function as a Court'

Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case 'with finality'
Rambo Talabong January 06, 2020
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as the lawyers presented 'no substantial arguments'

Fight for same-sex marriage in PH still alive despite Supreme Court ruling
Lian Buan September 04, 2019
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case on technicalities
Lian Buan September 03, 2019
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.

The Video: Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage petition
ABS-CBN News Sep 3, 2019
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines due to the petitioner's "lack of standing, violating the principle of hierarchy of courts, and failing to raise an actual justiciable controversy," the tribunal's spokesperson said Tuesday.

SC applicant rejects same-sex marriage, says LGBTQIA ‘not minority’
Lian Buan June 21, 2019
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula

Filipinos across all religions oppose same-sex marriage
The Manila Times July 3, 2018

Duterte supports same-sex civil union, says Malacañang
Pia Ranada July 02, 2018
Allowing civil unions, which would provide legal rights for same-sex couples, is acceptable to President Rodrigo Duterte while same-sex marriage is not, says his spokesman Harry Roque
AboutPhilippines ask: ???? 'even the gay ones' among priests should be allowed to have same-sex marriage, Duterte says

Only 2 in 10 Filipinos favor same-sex marriage – SWS
Rambo Talabong June 30, 2018
The results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in March 2018 also show that opposition to same-sex civil unions is strongest in the Visayas and 'among single men who are widowed/separated/divorced'

Leonen grills Calida: Can you prove Constitution bans same-sex marriage?
Lian Buan June 26, 2018
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?
Lian Buan June 26, 2018
‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan

Falcis legal team: Same-sex marriage petition will help LGBT movement
Cesar Garcia June 24, 2018 - with Video
'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC.

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Lian Buan June 17, 2018
The Falcis petition seeks to declare as unconstitutional the provisions in the Family Code that limit a marriage to a man and woman only, supposedly because they violate the constitutional right to equal protection of laws.

and the link in the articles:
SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments
June 14, 2018

and these 4 Lian Buan:

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on same-sex marriage
March 06, 2018

and June 19, 2018:

Is timing right for same-sex marriage petition? Leonen warns of risks
‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

SC's De Castro: Same-sex marriage will complicate gender specific laws
'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III

‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing - with Video
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’

Yes, you could have been 'pre-born' gay
Maria Isabel Garcia January 11, 2018

Biology does play a part in being gay, science shows

Raising a gender-fluid child
Ana P. Santos July 11, 2018

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

I do not believe in coming out
Hans Madanguit June 23, 2018

I am living as if I have come out, therefore I do not see the point of sitting down with my family and telling them that I am gay.


LGBT Kids Need Protection from Bullying at School
Jun 21, 2017

Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. While Philippine law provides protections against discrimination and exclusion in schools, lawmakers and school administrators need to take steps to ensure they are fully implemented.

LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, LGBT

LGBT rights

LGBT people have a distinctive culture but limited legal rights.

Look also HERE and the articles

Debunking LGBT myths and why policing homosexuality is a joke
Hendri Yulius August 10, 2016
'Policing homosexuality is totally a joke - how do you identify a gay/ lesbian individual? How do you criminalize their sexual practices unless you have the evidence?'

Manila Pride: Fighting for love, equality and LGBTQ rights
Soeui Lee Jun 29, 2015

You cannot kill LGBTQ pride
Shakira Sison June 16, 2016

LGBT representation in anti-poverty body

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) is likely to get a representative from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Look also HERE

Roman: 'Sky will not fall' if same-sex civil union bill is passed
Mara Cepeda October 04, 2016
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, a transwoman, says it's about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same-sex couples

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez
Bea Cupin January 03, 2018
The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

Look also all the links in the articles

Naomi Fontanos on support for the LGBTQ+ community
June 26, 2017
GANDA Filipinas' Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ+ community and gay rights advocates.
At 4 pm on Tuesday, June 27, Rappler talks to Naomi Fontanos, executive director of Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a non-governmental organization that works to protect and promote human rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE).

Is the Philippines really gay-friendly?
Buena Bernal June 14, 2013
'The moment that we (LGBTs) step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy, we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype'

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH
March 20, 2017 - with Video

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays, but marriage is only for man and woman under the law.

QC mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees
Rambo Talabong September 10, 2017

The purpose of the list is for registration, profiling, and inclusion in the city government's LGBT association.

'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'
Aika Rey June 25, 2017
"The macho politics of Duterte have failed LGBT hopes. While he paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season, promising same-sex marriage in the Philippines, he turned back on his promise not one year in his term," said Hontiveros during her keynote speech on Saturday, June 24 at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march for "failing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community".

2017 Metro Manila Pride March
June 25, 2017 - with video
Check out the highlights of this year's march to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and diversity

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students
Daniel Lee June 23, 2017

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill
Mara Cepeda March 14, 2017

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House.

I'm ASEXUAL, what does that means?

Look it as slideshow and also the Video

What is asexuality? Does it really exist?
A topic that has drawn much interest from the show's followers - many of whom doubt anyone can be asexual

Remark this is an album with both slideshow and the video in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Look the article Asexuality or nonsexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation.

I've Got An Opinion: It's okay to be asexual
Jan 20, 2021
Not all people are interested in sex, and actually go about their lives without needing or wanting it. They’re called aces, short for asexuals.

Intersex: What is It, and What It Means for Sexuality
Kat Callahan 5/05/14

Look also HERE and HERE

PH gov’t fence-sitting on LGBTIQ rights at UN
Ryan Silverio November 23, 2016

Our ambassador’s position simply refuses to give due recognition to our domestic realities, and trivializes the efforts of government and civil society to ensure that LGBTIQ Filipinos live with dignity.

Respecting LGBTQIA, celebrating pride
Sylvia Estrada Claudio June 27, 2016

Certainly the child bullied because of gender expressions that run afoul of community norms wishes only to be ordinary, not to stand out.

Transgender women in PH: Accepted or merely tolerated?
Maki Gingoyan Jun 17, 2015

Let us be part of the community as Filipino citizens with laws that support and protect Filipino transgender people and the rest of the LGBTIQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning community.


Jake Zyrus on his journey as a transgender man
July 01, 2017

Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice, opens up about choosing his name, coming out, and his experience as a transgender man in the Philippines.

SC asked: Allow same-sex marriage in PH
Buena Bernal May 26, 2015

The 31-page petition highlights the need for a more LGBT-inclusive society and is the first known and reported legal action of its kind before the Philippine High Court

the video Now is the time to legalize gay marriage in PH

this article CBCP on gay marriage ruling: Church cares for all
While sticking to Church doctrine, Catholic bishops vow to 'revisit our concepts and presuppositions' after the US Supreme Court favored same-sex marriage. June 28, 2015

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia
Fritzie Rodriguez May 17, 2015

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Since 2004, over 120 countries have been celebrating May 17 as IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The message has always been clear: LGBT rights are not special or additional rights, these are human rights.

The University of the Philippines Babaylan

is the leading gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students' support group in all campuses of the State University.

the Videos

Proud to be LGBT

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders Campaign Network is a network of individuals and organizations based in the University of the Philippines, advocating protection of all Filipinos from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Manila pride: When pride is all about love by/Jacob Walse Dominguez

Dec 11, 2014

The LGBT community and their families and friends gather to celebrate 20 years of the Metro Manila Pride March

Gay is good Arvin Antonio Ortiz Dec 12, 2014

and the Videos
LGBTQ OutLoud - Common Terms
Aug 20, 2014
Proud to be LGBT

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders Campaign Network
Being gay
What advice would you give about being gay?
Dr. Margie Holmes talks about being gay.
The topic is born from several, varied discussions triggered by a controversial column on how to deal with gay children. Mar 23, 2013
Have you always been curious about lesbians?
We just… do what we do to ourselves, only to each other, probably slightly more aggressively. And with… you know… oils and stuff.
Have you always wondered what goes through the mind of lesbians? What challenges they face?
Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes shares stories, comments, and answers questions about lesbianism. Jul 6, 2013
Same Sex Marriage - Yes or No?
Coming Out LGBT
Smear The Queer: A documentary on the LGBT community
#LOVEis - US Embassy Manila Celebrates LGBT Pride Month 2015

In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Pride Month, the U.S. Embassy in Manila features two Filipino families to show love in all forms. Happy Pride! Jun 24, 2015
Advocates: Now is the time to legalize gay marriage in PH
Filipino gay rights advocates are hopeful that the historic United States Supreme Court decision on marriage equality will spark similar moves in the Philippines. Jun 27, 2015
ALL about the T in LGBT
Dr. Margie Holmes talks about transwomen, transexuals, and transvestites and how our community deals with them.

The annual Christmas challenge of being gay
Shakira Sison Dec 11, 2014

We are tired of being asked what is wrong with us that we can't find a partner or a spouse. We're not picky, afraid of commitment, or unable to keep a relationship. Believe it or not, we are actually loved.

Is PH ready for lesbian TV?
 Iza Larize May 13, 2015

Misrepresentation and marginalization are the main reasons why gay women are underrepresented, not just in the media, but in general.
Heterosexuality is not normal. It’s just common. - Dorothy Parker

Love, Sex, Drags: This online talk show induces a different kind of high
Renzo Acosta September 07, 2020

Amid the pandemic and economic recession that are hurting the livelihood of thousands of Filipinos, the live events sector is among the hardest-hit industries. Many relying on this sector had shifted to online platforms and not to be left behind are the ever-innovative and resilient drag queens.
Love, Sex, Drags (LSD) is an online talk show concocted by MC Black and Mrs. Tan, two of the country’s premier drag queens. During an Instagram Live session, MC proposed the idea of a talk show where the two of them can discuss “anything under the sun.”

Violence against - Killings of LGBT - Etc.

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Violence against the LGBT community

The violence against the LGBT community is aggravated in the Philippines as long as the number of hate crimes against the community increases.

A Comparative Content Analysis of News Articles on Crimes Against Members of the LGBT in Balita and Pilipino Star Ngayon from January 2009 to June 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Diosa Angelica Elpidama Quinones
University of the Philippines
Transgender Filipina killed in Australia while on vacation
Mhelody Polan Bruno, 25, has been in Australia for at least 2 months and was set to go home on September 28. But a week before her departure she was killed.

Man arrested, charged for killing transgender Filipina in Australia
Australian police confirm to Rappler the arrest and indictment of a man for killing transgender Filipina Mhelody Polan Bruno

Both: Rambo Talabong September 26-27, 2019

The Video: Pinay transgender, pinatay sa Australia

Transgender woman hacked to death in Pangasinan
Rambo Talabong September 17, 2019

Jessa Remiendo is known as one of the kindest trans women in Pangasinan. She was found killed after being hacked multiple times on Patar Beach in Bolinao.
The stripped and bloodied body of Jessa Remiendo was found on the white sand shore of Patar on September 17, according to Noreen Barber, overall president of the United Pangasinan Association LGBTQ+.

Killers of transgender woman in Pangasinan surrender to police
Rambo Talabong September 25, 2019
The two suspects in the killing of Jessa Remiendo, one of them a minor, surrender to the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office

Death of Jennifer Laude
The death of Jennifer Laude occurred on October 11, 2014 in Olongapo, Philippines, when the 26-year-old Filipina trans woman was killed by 19-year-old Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton.
The murder spawned protests in the Philippines by transgender rights and other activists.

The Video: Why Jennifer Laude’s killing is a hate crime against Filipinos
Sep 10 2020
Rappler's Rambo Talabong speaks with University of the Philippines - Diliman Assistant Professor of Sociology John Andrew "Andoy" Evangelista to discuss how the victim-blaming mentality is transphobic, and how it also undermines the rights of all Filipinos. Look also the article

‘Duterte may have pardoned Pemberton for a greater national interest’
September 10, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said he harbors no hard feelings over President Duterte’s grant of absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, saying the Chief Executive may have a reason for doing it.

Council of churches says pardon on Pemberton an injustice to all Filipinos
September 10, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) said the granting of absolute pardon to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is an “injustice” not only to Jennifer Laude and her family but to all Filipinos.

Lgbt christian church communities and cemetery - Etc.

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A Christian church embraces the LGBT community

Doctrine and personal beliefs align in this community

A Christian church that celebrates same sex marriage

The members of the LGBTS Christian Church were busy setting up the covered court for the 15 couples who were to be married in a mass wedding ceremony in the town of Sangandaan (crossroads) in Quezon City.

both George P. Moya Jun 24 & Jul 05, 2015"

Look more about Metropolitan Community Church MCC HERE

IN PHOTOS: Same-sex couples wed under LGBTs Christian Church
June 24, 2018
The LGBTs Christian Church, a religious organization, hopes that the State will eventually legalize same-sex marriage


is a community believers of Jesus Christ that ministers to the LGBT community in the Philippines and in Asia. A safe space to worship, evangelize and discipleship. We advocate Marriage Equality in the Philippines.



‘Love Wins?’ dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino
GMA Public Affairs September 28, 2019

Tucked away in some congested neighborhoods are chapels for the brave.
Condemned by traditional religious leaders, many members of LGBT communities continue to go to mass, struggling to reconcile their faith with the often cruel words from fellow faithful.
Not a few have chosen to join one of the small churches that have mushroomed to cater to the spiritual needs of the LGBT community.
An even smaller number choose to get married in these tiny chapels, even without a law in the Philippines recognizing same-sex marriages. Look the FULL description in English and Filipino languages


in the album Cemeteries and Memorials, Etc.

LGBT cemetery sa Rosario, Cavite
A place for lesbians, gays to rest in peace
November 01, 2015

Some of them might have suffered stress and discrimination in life, but in death, members of the gay community in Rosario, Cavite province, can literally rest in peace, as they are assured a special place in a private cemetery aptly named “Pink Pantheon with Rainbow Connection.”

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God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"

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