ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

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

07/27/2018 | Pink News

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 seeks to establish ‘LGBT Help and Protection Desks’ in police stations all across the nation. The desks are designed to handle all cases relating to hate crimes or harassment of LGBT people to better tackle the problems facing the Filipino LGBT community reports the Politko Metro Manila. The resolution, written by City Councilor Lena Marie Juico, states that “LGBT members are becoming targets of discrimination and violence which affect their economic, social, and physiological well-being.”

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