Philippines

LGBTI Rights in Philippines


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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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

LGBTQIA community members may be Maguindanao bombing targets

The bombing that happened in Datu Piang, Maguindanao on Saturday (September 18) may have been motivated by hate against LGBTQIA people there. This is according to Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar, spokesperson…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

LGBT groups slam partylist for backing Sara Duterte 2022 bid, say Dutertes ‘no ally to us’

More than 40 LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals on Monday denounced a partylist claiming to represent their community after it issued a statement backing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's potential Palace bid and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2021

The social media influencer as LGBTQ advocate

The diverse surfaces of the social media platforms have never been as eye-catching, intriguing and addictive as it is now in the convergent hands of the millennials and the Gen Z generation.…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2021

LGBTQ leader cries foul vs homophobic acts in Zambo

The President of the Lesbian Gay Bisexuals and Transgenders Federation of Zamboanga (LGBTFZ) cried foul against homophobic acts in the city as he called for increased advocacy and education on acceptance of…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Rom-com between boys is now a series

AFTER premiering and gaining recognition as 2nd Best Picture at the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival, the boys’ love movie, The Boy Foretold by the Stars, transfers to the small screen as…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Rizal birthday becomes celebration of LGBTQ freedoms in Baguio

The pedestrian lane in front of Baguio’s Rizal Park was repainted last week with all the colors of the rainbow, in time for the celebration of a different kind of freedom on…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2021

Filipino LGBTQIA advocates seek clarity on stance of politicians for 2022 elections

LGBTQIA Filipino organizations released an open letter seeking clarifications on the political stance towards LGBTQIA issues of politicians and political parties or coalitions engaging in the 2022 National Elections. “The contributions of…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Call for intersex inclusion as House panel excludes ‘intersex’ in sex definition of proposed anti-discrimination law

A conservative politician – Deputy Speaker Bienvenido Abante Jr. – succeeded in pushing for the exclusion of the term “intersex” from the definition of sex in the draft of a more “comprehensive”…

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