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WATCH: 'What is love?' at Pride March 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

LGBTQ or heterosexual those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that LoveWins

Rappler Talk: Naomi Fontanos on support for the LGBTQ+ community

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:07 PM

GANDA Filipinas Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community and gay rights advocates

WATCH: 2017 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s march to celebrate LGBTQ pride and diversity

PRIDE. Thousands join the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March called "Here Together" on Saturday, June 24, in Marikina City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Embracing 'DiBearSity' at the Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:50 PM

It s very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it says an advocate for LGBTQ inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY. Ian Carandang (left) advocates for inclusivity at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Adrianne Diaz

Christian groups show support by marching with LGBTQ+

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community

SUPPORT. Freedom in Christ Ministries church apologizes on behalf of other churches who condemned the LGBT community. Photo by Clyde Jayvy Villanueva/Rappler

Hontiveros: 'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season promising same sex marriage in the Philippines says Senator Risa Hontiveros

2017 PRIDE MARCH. Senator Risa Hontiveros delivered the keynote speech at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

They came to protest preach and to celebrate diversity and unity

IN PHOTOS: #HereTogether at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:09 AM

While some see the march as an avenue where they can voice out their concerns others see it as a safe space where they can express themselves without prejudice

#HereTogether: Thousands march for LGBTQ+ community

Jun 24, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Celebrating love and passion the country hosts its biggest pride march of the year

PRIDE MARCH. Thousands attend the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march in Marikina City on Saturday, June 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pride March 2017 pushes for solidarity with LGBTQ+ community

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Carrying the theme Here together the 2017 Pride March is scheduled for Saturday June 24

PRIDE MARCH. In this file photo, LGBT groups and individuals gather at the Luneta to celebrate the 22nd Pride March in the Philippines on June 25, 2016.

It's all about pride this June at Pineapple Lab

Jun 16, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Arts hub Pineapple Lab s schedule of activities this month highlights pride – both for the nation and one s identity

YouTube responds to complaints that 'Restricted Mode' hides LGBT content

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:04 PM

UPDATED YouTube on its Creators Blog on March 20 acknowledges the issue with its Restricted Mode and is working to fix the issue by auditing its technology and improving its systems

BACKLASH. YouTube faces backlash from the LGBT community over its algorithm for its 'Restricted Mode'

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay Villar Kaka Bag ao and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

EQUALITY CHAMPS. SOGIE Equality Act co-authors and Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Geraldine Roman listen as House women and gender equality chairperson Emmeline Aglipay Villar sponsors the bill on 2nd reading. Photo from Bag'ao's office

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump concert

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Jennifer announces she will no longer perform after fans from the LGBT community expressed disappointment over her decision to sing for Trump s program

After 17 years, LGBT anti-discrimination bill up for Senate debate

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It is the first time an anti discrimination bill reaches the Senate plenary

'HISTORIC.' After nearly 2 decades, a bill prohibiting discrimination against members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex community finally reaches the Senate plenary and is now up for debate. File photo by Rappler

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Paterno Esmaquel

Minority lawmakers oppose same-sex unions in PH

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says a same sex couple locked in a kiss in a wedding ceremony is not pleasant to look at

AGAINST. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (left), Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza (2nd from right), and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr (right) explain why their bloc opposes same-sex unions. Only Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (2nd from left) support it. File photos by Rappler

Roman: 'Sky will not fall' if same-sex civil union bill is passed

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman a transwoman says it s about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same sex couples

LGBT RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman is also a co-author of the anti-discrimination bill. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Same-sex civil marriage bill may 'divide' House – minority lawmakers

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Legislators agree that the bill Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to file will spark an intelligent deliberation on LGBT rights at the House of Representatives

LGBT RIGHTS. A couple kisses during the 22nd Manila Pride March in June 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Emotional Roman urges Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

Sep 19, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman the country s first transgender congresswoman recalls how her late macho politician father fully supported his transgender child

FIRST SPEECH. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman delivers her first privilege speech on September 19. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' website

Brexit turmoil, Kitty Duterte, Messi’s retirement | 6PM wRap

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Obama on gun control, ASEAN, Growler planes | 12PM wRap

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

The party goes on

Jun 15, 2016 - 8:18 PM

What happened in Orlando may have sent chills down our spines but it will never silence the community

Abu Sayyaf, Liberal Party, Cavs beat Warriors | 6PM wRap

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Pacquiao biggest loser in latest senatorial poll

Mar 04, 2016 - 1:16 PM

The Pulse Asia survey is conducted from February 15 to 20 when Pacquiao faced an international backlash because of his controversial statement on same sex unions

DROP IN RATINGS. The poll ratings of Sarangani Representative and boxing icon has dropped significantly in the Pulse Asia survey conducted in late February. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

ISIS, Nike terminates Pacquiao deal, Zika response plan | 12PM wRap

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

The LGBT as moral panic

Jul 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

My invitation to the moral entrepreneurs is to temper your religious fervor and recognize the value of composure and silence

A Christian church embraces the LGBT community

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Doctrine and personal beliefs align in this community

#ShowThePope: How Filipinos treat LGBTs

Dec 28, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Netizens ShowThePope two faces of the Philippines when it comes to gay rights: sometimes breeding discrimination sometimes open and loving

GAY RIGHTS. Participating in Rappler's #ShowThePope, Twitter users Raffy Magno (@raffymagno) and Jeff Crisostomo (@jeffcrisostomo) send entries related to the LGBT community. Screen grabs from Twitter

Pride SPEAKS: Bente and Beyond

Nov 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Thirsty for inspiration? In the mood to be moved by powerful stories of leadership struggle and love? Join us on Saturday November 29 at Miriam College for Pride SPEAKS

LGBT activists: 'Recognize transgender rights in the Philippines now'

May 28, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Transgender people want the public and the lawmakers to know they have their own rights too

A queer way to grow up

May 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

What others may see as strange she sees as totally normal

#GenderProud: Fil-Am model Geena Rocero comes home

May 19, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Rappler talks to Fil Am transgender model and Gender Proud co founder Geena Rocero

Gays slam 'homophobic' Pacquiao

May 16, 2012 - 4:55 PM

The LGBT community reacts angrily to a National Conservative Examiner story quoting Manny Pacquiao as saying gays should be put to death as stated in the Bible

Why Corona should 'come out'

May 15, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Coming out is the best defense against people trying to find dirt on you Once facts are exposed they lose their power over you and your life will not be ruled by fear and paranoia anymore