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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
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'
'Never let anyone tell them that they do not belong in a certain space'
‘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
To this day, LGBTQ+ members still experience prejudice and endure stereotypes that may harm them
'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
The 'Boy Who Lived' releases a statement through the Trevor Project – an organization that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth
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
Amnesty International declares Yulia Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience facing 'absurd charges'
Other items on the agenda include bullying, teenage pregnancy, and sexual harassment, among others
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
Ria Tabacco Mar of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is up to the Supreme Court to stop the LGBTQ community from being 'relegated to second class status'
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
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
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination
'Kung hindi kami matatanggap, bigyan kami ng CR. Gusto lang po naming umihi at dumumi. Yun lang yun,' says the TV host
Transgender woman Gretchen Diez says she is lucky to have parents who immediately accepted her for who she is. Acceptance by society is another story.
Gretchen Diez asks the Quezon City Pride Council to conduct a formal investigation into the incident
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez
'You cannot limit the power of God's creation to only men and women,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez
'Discrimination is supposed to be a beautiful word, having the ability to identify right easily recognize people. But instead of recognizing people, recognizing differences, we tend to use it against each other,' says Gretchen Custodio Diez
But the Palace is vague on whether it would certify as urgent the SOGIE bill pending in Congress
'The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse is still victim blaming and is not right,' says Catriona
For Gretchen Custodio Diez, the fight for equality is far from over. Watch the interview live on Rappler.
The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill
LGBTQ+ Partylist points out how the incident shows a need to improve training and education about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in the Philippines
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez
'We hope this isolated incident, clearly a mistake committed by an agency worker not organic to our company, does not define our lasting good relations with all our customers,' Farmers Plaza management says in a statement
'This is a real concern – na hangga't hindi mo pa nararanasan, isasawalang bahala mo lang,' says Ice
An incident of discrimination against a transgender woman in Quezon City triggers calls for change from politicians and businesses alike
This comes after the Farmer's Market mall in the Araneta Center blocked trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez from using the women's restroom
'The LGBT community might be a minority, but they are still Filipinos whose rights have to be protected, and we as members of Congress have to stand up for equality,' says Geraldine Roman
(UPDATED) The janitress who prevented Diez from using a women's restroom drops her complaint against Diez, but the transgender woman vows to 'pursue legal action'
(3rd UPDATE) Police say Gretchen Custodio Diez was arrested for going live on Facebook while inside a female restroom
'It's clearly transphobia. I have been wearing [clothes] appropriately to the best of my understanding. And I have been doing my job well,' says 21-year-old trans woman Aeron Jade Parena
Abandonment and being neglected by family members are typical narratives for the LGBTQ+
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
The list, published Friday, is swiftly met with derision online, while campaigners warn it could further stoke animosity against LGBTQ groups, who have been increasingly targeted with violence and discrimination in recent years