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Brazil's 23-year-old Valentina Sampaio will be the first ever transgender model to grace the magazine's swimsuit issue, which is set for a July 21 release
'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'
'Content producers of Pinoy BL series still have a responsibility to be more inclusive'
'Gamit ang dahas, pananakot, at pananakit, pa-traidor na binuwag nila ang aming mapayapang pagkilos,' says the so-called Pride 20 in their complaint against 32 Manila policemen
(UPDATED) 'Expect that we will file countercharges against the Manila police,' says Bahaghari's Rey Valmores-Salinas
A paper published by UP Law criticizes the 2019 decision of the Supreme Court junking a same-sex marriage petition mainly due to technicalities, and says it was 'an abdication of its function as a Court'
Despite a shake-up of China's marriage law last month – and a groundswell of support for same-sex unions in the socially conservative country – demands to make gay marriage legal have not been met
'Never let anyone tell them that they do not belong in a certain space'
No virus can stop the rainbow flag from flying
Bernardo says the protesters asked for his legal advice prior to the short gathering and during its planning
‘Now is the time to speak up,’ Miss Universe 2018 urges her followers
On social media, several artists and celebrities condemn the arrests and call for the release of the protesters
Using the hashtag #FreePride20, netizens express disbelief over the arrest of 20 protesters on Friday, June 26
To this day, LGBTQ+ members still experience prejudice and endure stereotypes that may harm them
Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister and the world's first openly transgender cabinet member says, it is the experience of living through different identities that allows her to see multiple perspectives
(UPDATED) 'Nasa batas iyan na bawal iyan,' police tell the protesters, who observed physical distancing and wore face masks
'Push lang nang push, mga besh!' Vice President Leni Robredo tells the community as she asks them to continue doing small but concrete steps to promote gender equality
The Philippines' acceptance of homosexuality did not change between 2013 and 2019, according to a Pew Research survey
Through the March for Pride website, advocates and members of the LGBTQ+ can lead their own Pride marches from the safety of their homes
'Being an ally is someone who gives a sense of a safe and affirming space for our loving community,' says Pia
'Being an ally starts with small acts every day,' says Catriona
'Thank you for all your comments and bubulay-bulayin ko po lahat yun para ma improve ang way of thinking ko,' says Kevin, who was crowned Miss International Queen 2012
'Right now, it is simply too dangerous to come out of the closet,' says Jo, digital editor for online forum Gaysi
You can now stream '2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten,' 'Shift,' and 'Changing Partners' for free from June 19 to July 20
The 'That's So Raven' star weds her girlfriend Miranda Maday during a private backyard wedding ceremony
'I did this piece because a lot of my fellow LGBTQ+ have been struggling to come out,' says the artist
'[S]ince we’re all just finding a handle to hold on to as we figure out who we are, we must be open to the idea that a person’s journey towards self-understanding may be different from another person’s'
The landmark decision says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination against employees because of a person's sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status
The actors both appeared in films in the 'Harry Potter' universe
(UPDATED) Straying away from an extravagant Pride march due to quarantine restrictions, the Filipino LGBTQ+ community continues to celebrate Pride month through various activities online. Here are some you can join.
The 'Boy Who Lived' releases a statement through the Trevor Project – an organization that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth
The actress publicly talks about being a bisexual woman for the first time as she invites followers to attend an LGBTQ+ protest in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement
We speak with Mela Habijan, who is both a trans woman and a Catholic. How does she reconcile the two?
This latest video is reminiscent of another clip released in 2018 urging Russians to re-elect Putin or live in a 'nightmare' future in which they are forced to co-habitate with gay men
Panamanian authorities decree in early April that men could only leave home to go shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with women allowed to do so on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
The change also applies to women who have had sex with gay or bisexual men, as well as to people who have received a tattoo or piercing
'It isn't only the parloristas, the event hosts, and the make-up artists that will be affected. There is no safety net ready to catch those on the lower rungs of society when the health crisis is coupled with a looming economic crisis.'
Amnesty International declares Yulia Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience facing 'absurd charges'
The annual Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant brings together 21 international contestants showcasing their beauty but also spreading a defiant message for equality from across the globe
'The more I learned about the experiences of other LGBTQ folks like me, the more I recognized that we were still different from each other'
The actor and his wife fully support their only daughter, who came out as a lesbian when she was 16
French performer Phia Menard's show is canceled to make way for one of Kanye's 'Sunday Service' gospel hymn sessions
The director of Bollywood's first gay romcom 'Be Extra Careful About Marriage' says the 'controversial subject matter' had to be made 'accessible' to the public through humor
Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces
(UPDATED) Makati City police chief Rogelio Simon confirms that Patrolman Timmy Paez and Police Corporal Juliel Atal are relieved from their posts
There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity
Former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade proves to be an All-Star father as well
'Filming this video is scary but it feels so liberating and freeing,' says Nikkie
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
A new version of ‘Tala’? Yes, please!