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'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
'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
(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
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
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 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
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!
Veering away from the usual vibrant festivities, the 2019 Mindanao Pride March is a silent protest that highlighted issues involving the LGBTQ+ community
'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling tweets her support for Maya Forstater, a UK researcher who was fired over insisting that 'it is impossible to change sex'
Organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup have travelled to Britain in recent months to meet Liverpool fan clubs, including the side's gay supporters' group
The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues
The Social Weather Stations holds the survey over a month after transgender woman Gretchen Diez was barred from using the ladies' toilet at a Cubao mall
The actor speaks up after he is outed by someone else on social media
Wigs snatched, mugs fully painted, corsets laced, and heels on point, these drag queens are breaking barriers and using drag not only as a platform for self-expression and art, but also for social commentary
Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004
Australian police confirm to Rappler the arrest and indictment of a man for killing transgender Filipina Mhelody Polan Bruno
Mhelody Polan Bruno was about to return to the Philippines, but she was killed just a week before her flight home
The two suspects in the killing of Jessa Remiendo, one of them a minor, surrender to the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office
Jessa Remiendo is known as one of the kindest trans women in Pangasinan. She was found dead on Patar Beach in Bolinao.
With the call #UPTowardsEquality and #SOGIEEqualityNOW, the University of the Philippines community marches for a university system-wide SOGIESC policy
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains that the SOGIE equality bill, in its current form, is not likely to get enough support in the Senate
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Watch the Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill live on Rappler
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
She's the new poster girl of the Philippine LGBTQ+ movement. Arrested and shamed for needing to use the toilet. This is her story.
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago says the facilities will be completed and usable by the end of August