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I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.
What happens after the music dies and the lights go out on Pink Dot?
'Growing up with the tag of bakla weighs heavily on the shoulders of many, due to the expectations of who the bakla should be,' says sociology professor Athena Charanne Presto
Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde
'Our personal experience, after all, is a political fight. And it is every person’s right to be fully protected by both law and practice,' says University of the Philippines Assistant Professor Hermie Monterde
Speaking to reporters, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro says employers would 'think twice' before hiring a gay person for fear they could be accused of homophobia
Police disperse LGBT activists who were protesting the cancellation of a parade against homophobia in Cuba
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
While the country's sultan announced this week that such measures would not be enforced, the country remains on the defensive at a rare review of its record at the United Nations Human Rights Council
The South Korean military classes openly gay men in its ranks as having 'special needs' and campaigners say it actively pursues soldiers who have consensual same-sex intercourse with each other
Some 600 revellers party under a blazing sun as the discreet community slowly emerges into the limelight in a country where gay sex remains illegal
The 93-year-old Malaysian prime minister say, 'we do not accept LGBT but if they (the West) want to accept, that is their business. Don't force it on us'
Government actions are discouraging some at-risk groups from accessing prevention and treatment services, according to a new Human Rights Watch report
The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security 'may exercise their authority to implement any appropriate policies concerning military service by transgender individuals,' says the memorandum
A report by international watchdog Front Line Defenders found that defenders of LGBT rights in Muslim-majority Indonesia, face escalating attacks ranging from defamation on social media to torture and sexual assault
Police lop off some of the beautiicians' long hair with scissors as well as force the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice
Participation in the conversion therapy course would be voluntary, says a Terengganu state official. LGBT activists condemn the plans.
The actress said that the 'X-Men' director outed her publicly on set without her consent
This year s Pride Parade also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales
The Singaporean government has also banned overseas companies from providing sponsorship to this year s Pink Dot rally
The reform would grant full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany are now only able to enter so called civil unions
As anti discrimination legislation languishes in Congress removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination
Contestants are invited to submit a video clip addressing various categories including gayness or gender confusion
The two men aged 20 and 23 were caught on video naked in a room together by a neighbor
Baker came up with the iconic 8 colored banner for San Francisco s 1978 gay freedom day a precursor to the modern pride festival having taught himself to sew in his 20s
UPDATED The so called bathroom bill which has drawn intense controversy since it was debated in 2015 and narrowly passed by the state last March is slated Thursday March 30 for a series of repeal votes in the state legislature
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays but marriage is only for man and woman under the law
Frank Ocean s father is suing him because of Frank s comments about him after the Orlando massacre
FEU students are now free to express themselves through their choice of clothes as long as they wear their uniforms
I finally feel that I exist that I m on record and yes that I m alive says BB
Our ambassador’s position simply refuses to give due recognition to our domestic realities and trivializes the efforts of government and civil society to ensure that LGBTIQ Filipinos live with dignity
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Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says a same sex couple locked in a kiss in a wedding ceremony is not pleasant to look at
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman a transwoman says it s about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same sex couples
Legislators agree that the bill Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to file will spark an intelligent deliberation on LGBT rights at the House of Representatives
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the LGBT community should not be deprived of happiness Bakit naman di natin suportahan?
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon warns countries that criminalize homosexuality they are bucking the tide of history
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman the country s first transgender congresswoman recalls how her late macho politician father fully supported his transgender child
The marchers pay tribute to the 49 people killed in the attack at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando Florida
An LGBT group stands out during the annual Manila Pride March Clad in lavish gowns bright makeup and colorful wigs the lolas from the Home for the Golden Gays joyfully wave to the crowd and pose for photos
Certainly the child bullied because of gender expressions that run afoul of community norms wishes only to be ordinary not to stand out
We are born who we are loving who we do fabulous and beautiful the way we were meant to We mind our own business yet it becomes our problem when our nature stirs in you a desire to see us die
Who are we to judge and to deny someone who wants to modify their sexual identity? says Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia
Under a proposed new bill hailed by activists as one of the most liberal in the world people who want to change gender in Norway would no longer be required to undergo any physical transformation
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The Philippines is the only country in the world without divorce Will this change come 2016?
Of the 6 vice presidential candidates only two are against the reproductive health law