Philippines

LGBTI Rights in Philippines


ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

University of the Philippines’ COVID-19 chatbot operates with ‘gay speak’ function

You can tell today’s technology is improving when it’s taking on uniquely human nuances. Case in point: the University of the Philippines (UP) today announced that its Facebook messenger pandemic response chatbot…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

LGBT sector tapped to lead rice distribution to barangays

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has assigned the city’s LGBT sector to manage the city’s next round of rice distribution after receiving complaints from residents that barangay officials have failed to provide…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Rights monitor blasts humiliation of 3 LGBT curfew violators

Authorities north of the Philippine capital "publicly humiliated" 3 members of the LGBT community who violated a curfew aimed at halting the coronavirus pandemic, a researcher for the international watchdog Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Transgender pastor defies court to conduct same-sex marriages in Hong Kong

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2020

Gay Filipinos Coin the Coolest Kind of Slang with ‘Beki’ Talk

Andre Santos is a copywriter for a major advertising agency in Manila. An out and proud gay man, he’s the first to admit that Philippine society still has a long way to…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Philippines SC junks same-sex marriage petition ‘with finality’

The Supreme Court on Monday denied with finality a motion for reconsideration filed by Jesus Falcis and other LGBT advocates seeking recognition of same-sex marriage in the Philippines. The SC had junked…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2019

Duterte hosts LGBT party in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Duterte hosted a thanksgiving party for members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in Malacañang on Tuesday. Duterte welcomed members of the LGBT Pilipinas, Inc., and administered the oath…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Defeated in court, Philippine lawyer to enter politics to pursue LGBT+ rights

A gay lawyer from the Philippines said on Thursday he would pursue a career in politics to push for LGBT+ rights after losing a legal battle to introduce same-sex marriage in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

SOGIE bill won’t spoil rights of non-LGBTQ, says former DSWD chief

Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. This was the case posed by former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Friday, as she took up the cudgels for proponents of…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Duterte expressed full support for LGBTQ community in Palace meet Monday

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his full support to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) community, neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘’Bong’’ T. Go said on Tuesday. Go, a former Special…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Law needed to stop abuses vs LGBTQ

A law is needed to discourage and prevent abuses against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Laguna Third District Rep. Sol Aragones said over the weekend. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Pinoy LGBT group in Europe rallies support for LGBT in Asia

The Pride Movement in Asia has been growing over the years and 2019 has been so far a particularly historic year for LGBTQ history. This year, Taiwan passed the first marriage equality…

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