#SexTalk Google Hangout: Transgender 101


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On Wednesday, January 16, Rappler will hold "Transgender 101," a Google Hangout hosted by Rappler's resident sex writer, Ana Santos

MANILA, Philippines – “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” –pretty clear cut, right? Not really. 

Many may be surprised to know that sexuality and gender identities aren’t as rigid as the childhood game suggests.

On Wednesday, January 16, Rappler hosts “Transgender 101,” a Google Hangout with Rappler’s resident sex writer, Ana Santos.

Ana will be joined by several guests who will shed light on a topic Filipinos often ignore or shy away from–transexuality. Joining our hangout are Charlese Sabelle, from the Society of Transexual Women of the Philippines, Deiniel Cayosa of Transman Pilipinas, and Ramille Andag of Babaylanes.

We’ll cover a plethora of topics — from the “definition” of transgender to their journey and daily experiences as a transgender in the Philippines. Gender sensitivity is also an issue of human rights — in the Philippines, is being a transgender a hindrance to employment?

Did you miss the live hangout? Catch it here on demand: 

Join the conversation, ask questions and send comments! On Twitter, use the hashtag #SexTalk. You can also chime in via Rappler’s Facebook page. – Rappler.com

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