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LGBTI Rights in Philippines


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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ADDED ON: 05/13/2021

‘It’s discrimination’: Beach resort issues ban on transgender people

The local LGBT community slammed a local resort over alleged discrimination in its Facebook post announcing a ban on transgender people. The management of Isla Reta Beach Resort issued the ban in…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

SOGIE Equality Bill passes Senate committee; still in limbo due to anti-LGBTQIA senators

The SOGIE Equality Bill – the latest iteration of the proposed anti-discrimination law that will protect the human rights of LGBTQIA Filipinos – was passed at the Senate Committee on Women, Children,…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2020

Isko Moreno signs Manila anti-discrimination ordinance

Gender discrimination is now banned in the national capital. On Thursday, October 29, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed Ordinance No. 8695 or the Manila LGBTQI Protection Ordinance of 2020. The ordinance bans…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2020

Pope’s Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions Jolts Efforts for Change in Philippines

A bill aiming to give same-sex couples in the Philippines spousal and property rights has languished in the House of Representatives for three years due to strong opposition from the country's influential…

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