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For this episode, we're featuring the opinion piece "LGBTQ+ people left behind after the storm" by Ryan Silverio, Regional Coordinator of ASEAN SOGIE Caucus.
Living in a country ravaged so often by typhoons, disaster preparedness and relief has always been a key concern among Filipinos, especially the poor and marginalized. One group that has it particularly hard is the LGBTQ+ community, whose voices are often drowned out – with or without storms.