Philippines

LGBTI Rights in Philippines


ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

PCUP initiates programs for LGBT community in Davao City

The Presidential Commission for Urban Poor (PCUP) has initiated livelihood programs for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. Most recently, 30 members of an LGBT community group were provided with the…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

Philippines President Duterte says he was once gay ‘But I cured myself’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed he was once gay but “cured” himself of homosexuality in controversial remarks made during a trip to Japan. According to Rappler, a Filipino news publication, Duterte…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

LGBT group in the Philippines slams Congress’ online poll

A coalition of LGBTI rights groups in the Philippines has slammed an online same-sex unions poll by the country’s Congress. It was ‘misleading and irresponsible to ask for public opinion on a…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

These Hot Philippine Social Media Stars are Urging People to Test for HIV

Ahead of World AIDS Day this week, some of the Philippines’ hottest online personalities are encouraging the LGBT community to test for HIV. Influencers in the capital, Manila, have launched the ‘Taking…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

No Filipino LGBTI Inclusive Policy: 1st SOGIE Inclusivity Index in the PHL Reveals

The Philippine LGBTI Chamber of Commerce recently revealed the results of the first-ever SOGIE inclusivity index in the Philippines, and the results are dismal. In a survey of 100 companies which cumulatively employ…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Dancing for Equality, LGBT Pinoys Make History at Gay Games

Members of the Filipino LGBTQ+ community swept the world off their feet as they made history at this year's Gay Games in Paris, France. Out of over dozens of pairs from across…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

‘LGBT Desks’ Launched at Police Stations in the Philippines to Tackle Hate Crime

Local governments in the Philippines have started introducing ‘LGBT desks’ at police stations, in a bid to tackle hate crimes. The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution supporting House Bill 2952 which…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Philippines Christians Apologize for LGBT Treatment

Religion has often been used to put down the LGBT community. But at a pride parade this past weekend in Marikina, a city just east of the Phillipines' capital of Manila, a…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Top Philippine court hears landmark gay marriage case

Two same-sex couples denied licences to wed urged the Supreme Court to strike down a 1987 law that states marriage must be between a man and a woman. “When the right to…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2018

Philippine Lawyer Finds Unlikely Ally in Duterte in Fight to Legalise Gay Marriage

In the Philippines, where Catholicism is dominant and divorce is still illegal, a young atheist, openly gay lawyer is leading a historic fight for same-sex marriage. Jesus Falcis, 31, will face the…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Philippines: LGBT Community Wants Freedom from Discrimination

Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community from 15 barangays of San Fernando on Friday morning marched with pride in their colorful costumes through the busy streets here to…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBTI Discrimination

The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of LGBTI people from discrimination, the latest in a slew of local laws passed across the country. Mandaluyong’s anti-discrimination ordinance “prohibits such discriminatory acts as…

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