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'While living as an openly LGBTQIA+ person is tiring and difficult, not living your truth is more tiring. I chose truth.'
A film critic says that it had been 'very obvious' cuts had been made to the Russian version of 'Rocketman'
It's been tough for China's LGBT community: Censors have shut down social media forums, news media have curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops have removed rainbow-themed products
The Chinese release of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' censors Freddie Mercury's sexuality, removing the film's multiple gay scenes
In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service – but how can their small victories be celebrated outside their bubble?
At a recent Safe Spaces event, UP LGBT group leader Sam Cruz urges youth voters to go for candidates who will work to eliminate gender-based discrimination
The delay is met with dismay by Kenya's LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed 3 years ago
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
For some LGBT leaders in Tondo, public service is the only way to gain acceptance and respect
A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?
The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'
The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10
The Makati bar is facing backlash after allegedly discriminating against the comedian and her friends
'The actions taken by the management of the establishment are unjustified which resulted in the public humiliation of Jervi Li and company,' says transgender lawmaker Geraldine Roman
The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships
The actress was initially cast to play trans man Dante 'Tex' Gill in a film about his life
The two men are flogged more than 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed under local Islamic law, as a jeering crowd hurls abuse at them
This year's Pride March is estimated to have attracted 25,000 participants
Iza stars in the Cinemalaya film 'Distance'
'QT,' who entered into a civil partnership in Britain in 2011 and moved to Hong Kong with her partner the same year, is backed by major financial institutions in her fight for visa rights in the economic powerhouse
Government actions are discouraging some at-risk groups from accessing prevention and treatment services, according to a new Human Rights Watch report
Pride is a protest, after all
'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March
For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.
'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'
The Philippines has been regarded as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Does this hold true for all areas of the country?
The directors, who married in 2013, talk about tolerance and being parents to two boys
Hamilcar Chanjueco Jr. from Mindanao Pride and Roxanne O. Doron from Bisdak Pride, Inc. talk about LGBTQIA+ movements in Mindanao and Visayas.
'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'
How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?
In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out
I am living as if I have come out, therefore I do not see the point of sitting down with my family and telling them that I am gay
The photo project's latest shoot includes people from all across the spectrum
Paulo Adrian Bataller, a transgender woman, was told men aren’t allowed to fit swimwear for women. Transgender women, however, are women and not men.
'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC
Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality
'Binuo ni Lorenz 'yung pangarap kong maging ama. Natutuwa lang ako kasi nangyari 'yun kahit hindi ko siya kadugo,' says 32-year-old lesbian Roanne Oca
Police Senior Inspector Rene Balmaceda – or 'Madame' – is the first openly transgender cop in the Philippine National Police. She handles criminal probes at the Quezon City Police District.
The stars of 'Queer Eye' talk about coming out, religion, and keeping the faith
The LGBTQIA+ event will be held in Marikina, and organizers are seeking support
As Pride Month begins, Mela Habijan writes about her and her parents' journey as she navigates life as a transgender woman
BGC's gay nightclub ends the month with a planned parade and a drag competition
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'At a time when it is consolidating its democratic gains, we urge Indonesians to move forward - not backwards - on human rights'
LGBTQ or heterosexual those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that LoveWins
GANDA Filipinas Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community and gay rights advocates
Check out the highlights of this year s march to celebrate LGBTQ pride and diversity
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
Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community
He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season promising same sex marriage in the Philippines says Senator Risa Hontiveros