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A lonely and dangerous lockdown for LGBTQ Indians

Jun 22, 2020 - 10:54 AM

'Right now, it is simply too dangerous to come out of the closet,' says Jo, digital editor for online forum Gaysi

Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017.  As the Australian vote on legalising same-sex marriage kicked off September 12, 2017 Australia's ruling and opposition parties vowed to work together to introduce laws against hate speech during the contentious postal vote on gay marriage. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

8 incredible things women do for the world

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

We have tons of stories on amazing, inspiring women, and here are just a few of them

WATCH: Can boys play with dolls?

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

Meet Angelo an 8 year old boy who loves art books and dolls Here’s why children should be allowed to express themselves free from all forms of discrimination

Closing the gender gap in economic opportunities

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Filipinas are not just outnumbered by their male counterparts in the labor force; a bigger share of employed women in the country work in jobs lacking decent working conditions

Pope 'opens door' to female deacons with new panel

Aug 03, 2016 - 8:42 AM

The 13 member commission made up of 7 men and 6 women will examine the question with a particular focus on the history of women having played this role in the early years of the Church

THE VATICAN. A general view of St. Peter's Square during Pope Francis's general audience, Vatican City, September 30, 2015. Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Respecting LGBTQIA, celebrating pride

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Certainly the child bullied because of gender expressions that run afoul of community norms wishes only to be ordinary not to stand out

Binay: Duterte’s rape remark puts OFWs at risk

Apr 20, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Ang bawat boto sa kanya ay pagpapahintulot na bugbugin ang kalalakihang OFW dahil sila’y panganib sa kababaihan ng mga host countries Ang bawat boto sa kanya ay pahintulot na lapastanganin ang ating kababaihang OFW says the Vice President

AT OFWS' RISK? Vice President Jejomar Binay says Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on the rape of an Australian lay missionary will be dangerous for OFWs.

Poe, Roxas, Binay hit Duterte: Rape is a serious crime, not a joke

Apr 17, 2016 - 12:25 PM

UPDATED It is distasteful and unacceptable and reflects his disrespect for women says presidential bet Grace Poe on her closest rival s joke on rape

NO JOKE. Rivals of presidential polls front runner Rodrigo Duterte hit him for his 'distasteful' joke on the serious crime of rape. Photo by Duterte-Cayetano Media Team

Men's liberation

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] So science by creating sperm in the lab may be finding another way to liberate men from the drudgery of their own internal mass production

[Two Pronged] I want to date men again

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:05 PM

This week Doble Cara writes in saying that a relationship with a girlfriend didn t work out and now she s looking to start dating men again How do I undo a previous life? I feel like I m learning how to be straight again she asks

Iran's women MPs face uphill battle for gender parity

Feb 25, 2016 - 1:13 PM

UPDATED Our ultimate goal over time is to get 50 of parliament s members to be women

Iranian women stand in front of posters of the candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Tehran, Iran, February 24, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Ang kalupitan ng tropang Pacquiao

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hindi ko pwedeng bigyan ng respeto ang mga taong ginagamit ang relihiyon upang apihin ang kapwa para bigyan ng katuwiran ang mga maling kaisipan

April 14, 2015, Los Angeles,Calif. Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and strength coach Justin Fortune for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.   Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Chris Farina/ Top Rank


Jan 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Let the fight be as much as women’s as it is men’s Women are in fact much stronger than they have long been portrayed

Nazareno 2016: Devotion requires no gender

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Over the past few years more and more LGBTs have been joining the Translacion of the Black Nazarene one of the most celebrated religious festivals in the Philippines

Devotees of the Black Nazarene from the LGBT community actively join the procession of the replicas on Jan 7.

Bullied gay couple gets married

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:21 AM

The couple who got into the online spotlight in April 2015 after one of their photos where they were spotted holding hands on a train went viral ties the knot in Germany

Aquino holds 'special place' in key UN forum

Sep 14, 2015 - 3:26 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is invited to a high level global leaders’ meeting in New York that will launch the UN vision of Planet 50 50 by 2030 the most ambitious global effort since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

Female combat roles in focus as first women become US Rangers

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:06 AM

With the first female soldiers about to make history as elite Rangers the US Army is in the process of making official what began in the field long ago

IN TRAINING. In this April 20, 2015 US Army handout photo, soldiers conduct combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Georgia. SPC Dacotah Lane/US Army handout/AFP

[DASH of SAS] Getting schooled on gender fluidity

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:03 PM

This is the generation that knows that love romantic or platonic does not see gender or sexual orientation It only sees the person

#SONA2015: The state of the RH law

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:12 PM

President Aquino you cannot let us down We need you to implement what you signed into law and make access to reproductive health services a reality

[Clinical Notes] More on the 'Identifying as intersex' dilemma

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:38 PM

A person who identifies as intersex consults Dr Margarita Holmes about relationship problems

[Clinical Notes] Identifying as intersex

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Dr Margarita Holmes explores the nuances within the experience of someone who identifies as an intersex person with Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

The LGBT as moral panic

Jul 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

My invitation to the moral entrepreneurs is to temper your religious fervor and recognize the value of composure and silence

#LoveWins: When equality became the law of the land

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The legalization of same sex marriage in the US gives hope to young LGBT people in seeing that in some parts of the world their relationships are not dead ends

IN ALL 50 STATES, I THEE WED. Effective June 26, 2015, the marriage of Shakira Sison to wife Roz Espinosa became recognized in all 50 states.

Respond to same-sex marriage petition, SC asks gov’t

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The Supreme Court en banc asks the Civil Registrar to respond to a petition filed by a young Filipino lawyer who identified himself as openly gay

THEY 'DO' TOO. An LGBT couple exchange vows in a same-sex mass wedding held at the covered court in Project 8, Quezon City.

Integrating a gender perspective in UN peace support operations

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:43 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] Integrating women in peace operations is not only to mainstream gender equality in operations but has a greater meaning in terms of safeguarding international peace and stability

Nepalese UN Peacekeepers visit an orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti, with medical supplies, September 8, 2009, Kenscoff, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN Photo

British Nobel laureate resigns over remarks about 'girls' in labs

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Hunt has apologized for causing offense after his suggestion that female scientists could not take criticism without crying and that relationships between men and women in the laboratory disrupted work

In this file photo, English biochemist, the Nobel-prize winner Sir Richard Timothy 'Tim' Hunt meets with the press at the Jozsef Attila Study and Information Centre of Szeged Sciences University in Szegede on March 22, 2012. Csaba Segesvari/AFP

Caitlyn Jenner's new identity highlights transgender issues

Jun 03, 2015 - 11:31 AM

The former Bruce Jenner is by no means the first American celebrity to undergo a gender switch in the public gaze

Binay in Mindanao, Makati parking building, raped migrants | 6PM wRap

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Gawad Kalinga: Time for an independent assessment

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:49 AM

For GK Meloto and his defenders there is an easy way to resolve our doubts: answer the questions we have asked

[Dash of SAS] Dear parent whose child has just come out

May 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM

They can expect other people to turn their back on them but not you Please not you the father the mother whose child has just come out

Indonesia drug mule, Licuanan on K-12, Germanwings pilot | The wRap

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Filipina drug mule in Indonesia’s death row was duped Higher education chair Licuanan says extra school years are worth it The Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies

Rappler Talk: Technopreneurship in the Philippines

Mar 31, 2015 - 2:50 PM

How will technopreneurship affect economic progress in the Philippines?

Napkins, displacement, and other teen problems in Mindanao

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Three girls from Muslim Mindanao share how difficult it is growing up in conflict areas

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Actresses Meryl Streep Charlize Theron and Rosamund Pike also sign the petition calling on countries in the G7 summit to lift women out of poverty

FOR WOMEN. Beyonce performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Love all kinds of love: Paint the science back

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

For the sake of gay people let s all put an end to this nonsense about their abnormality

Kim Kardashian, nude. So what?

Nov 24, 2014 - 3:52 PM

What Tetchie Agbayani did for German Playboy in 1982 was revolutionary What Kim K recently did was erase in one fell swoop what little mystique her handlers had managed to build around her persona

BARE ALL. Kim Kardashian on the cover of 'Paper.' Photo from Instagram

Speak No Evil

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:30 PM

While her story might be extraordinary transgender model Geena Rocero’s journey of becoming is just like any of ours

#WhipIt talk show: Mom’s the word

Jun 04, 2014 - 6:22 PM

Watch as Rappler sits down with 7 standout mothers from different backgrounds

LGBT activists: 'Recognize transgender rights in the Philippines now'

May 28, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Transgender people want the public and the lawmakers to know they have their own rights too

WEF: Quotas, paternity leaves, gender gap in Asia

May 22, 2014 - 3:03 PM

The purpose in closing the gender gap is to set direction and not to fix it overnight says an expert

Transgender people clamor for equal rights

May 19, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The transgender community organizes a Santacruzan in time for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

#GenderProud: Fil-Am model Geena Rocero comes home

May 19, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Rappler talks to Fil Am transgender model and Gender Proud co founder Geena Rocero

Denise Laurel: Challenge accepted

May 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Who says single moms are sayang? Denise Laurel speaks up

15 ‘love your life’ mantras to live by

Apr 16, 2014 - 3:36 PM

While you can’t change some issues and concerns in life you can generally change how you feel about it

INFOGRAPHIC: Stories of ‘untold’ labels

Apr 09, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Women also experience labeling of the ‘untold’ kind – those expressed through actions rather than words

[Dash of SAS] The invisible double standard

Apr 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

How do you measure the misogyny in a benevolent wolf s clothing?

Are working women really empowered?

Mar 30, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Rappler s forum on gender and job security shows that women from different sectors continue to experience discrimination and abuse in the workplace

WOMEN WHO WORK IT. 5 panelists comprised of NGO and government officials lead the forum on gender bias in the workplace.

INFOGRAPHIC: Where do women work?

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Do women continue to be pigeonholed for certain jobs? Check out this info graphic

5 lessons from Yolanda women survivors

Mar 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Looking back at the images after working for Typhoon Haiyan relief response I reflect on the lessons from people with the instinct to nurture women

SHARING. Women survivors share their experiences and lessons from Typhoon Yolanda. All photos by Monalinda Cadiz