Philippines

LGBTI Rights in Philippines


ADDED ON: 11/21/2022

Maguindanao town goes strict against LGBTQ cross-dressing

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao del Sur, Philippines — Previously known as the municipality of Maganoy, this third-class town with a population of around 35,000 has imposed stricter measures against members of the LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Qatari officials accused of gang raping gay man in hotel before deporting him

A gay man who lived in Qatar has revealed the harrowing truth about sting operations in place to entrap members of the queer community, with his own experience resulting in him being…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Bishops’ Conference in the Philippines Denounces Gay Former Seminarian’s Wedding

In an unprecedented move, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has issued a public denouncement of a former seminarian for having a wedding service with his partner, according to UCA…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

Same-sex union bill filed in largely Catholic Philippines, put forward by former film star Senator Robin Padilla

A bill seeking to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions has been filed at the Philippine Senate, the first step toward legislating a proposal that has faced opposition in the…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2022

In the Philippines, You Can Be Both Openly LGBT and Proudly Catholic. But It’s Not Easy.

Gabb’z Gabriel is the very definition of a devout Roman Catholic. He even aspired to be a priest. At 12, he became part of his church’s youth ministry in Quezon City, about…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Escudero plans to build shelters for homeless LGBT nationwide.

A senatorial aspirant on Monday said he aims to build shelters for homeless members of the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — community nationwide as a means of providing equal…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Sara Duterte identifying herself as LGBT a ‘trapo’ behavior —group

An LGBTQIA+ organization on Friday slammed vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for saying she is also a member of the LGBT community. In a statement, Bahaghari said being a part…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2022

Defensor defends LGBT Pinoys’ right to adopt a child

Anakalusugan Party-list Party-list Rep. Mike Defensor has taken up the cudgels for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos who want to adopt a child, saying that it’s perfectly legal for them…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2022

Now illegal to discriminate based on SOGIE in Bataan after passage of anti-discrimination ordinance.

Bataan has joined the still few local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines that now has an anti-discrimination ordinance (ADO) that prohibits the discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation or…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2021

Zamboanga govenment grants financial aid to LGBT community

THE City Government of Zamboanga rolled out Saturday, November 13, the Local Social Amelioration Program (LSAP) for the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) amid the health pandemic. Mayor…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2021

‘I love them but won’t support them’; Pacquiao tweaks anti-LGBTQIA tune as he runs for presidency

Boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao affirmed his opposition against marriage equality, even if he is now tweaking his message as a president-wannabe by saying he loves members of the LGBTQIA community for being “smart,…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

‘TUPAD for all’, Bello tells LGBTQ workers in Laguna

The financial aid given by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is for all workers hardest hit by the pandemic, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or…

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