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Discriminated for color, Binay asks: 'Do I need to file a bill protecting people like me?'

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Senator Nancy Binay poses the question as she suggests integrating the SOGIE equality bill into the comprehensive anti-discrimination bill

NANCY BINAY. Senator Nancy Binay at the Senate hearing on the SOGIE bill on September 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sotto says SOGIE bill has 'no chance' of passing Senate

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the SOGIE equality bill stands no chance if 'it transgresses on academic freedom, religious freedom, and women’s rights'

ALREADY DEAD? Senate President Tito Sotto III says the SOGIE equality bill may stand no chance in the upper chamber this Congress. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pimentel questions need for SOGIE bill

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says discriminatory acts covered exclusively by the SOGIE equality bill need to be identified under the measure

IS IT NEEDED? Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III questions the need for the SOGIE Equality bill if there are some laws already protecting the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

3 ways companies can promote SOGIE equality in the workplace

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:56 PM

‘Other issues might take precedence over this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t push for it…. All rights are important,’ Cogencia chief executive officer Paulo Edrosolano says

Heart Evangelista, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee rally support for SOGIE bill

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Celebrities call on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to support a bill that would make discrimination based on gender identity or expression illegal

Bills vs endo, discrimination, and tax reform top Congress priorities

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use government procurement and creation of the disaster response and management department which the President mentioned in his SONA

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Leaders of the 17th Congress meet on July 26 to discuss their priority measures. Photo sourced by Rappler

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

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

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

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

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

Rappler Talk: Geraldine Roman on fighting discrimination

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Why is there a need for an anti discrimination bill? Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman explains

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Proponents hope to pass anti-discrimination bill in 17th Congress

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The bill that seeks to end discrimination in the Philippines faces strong opposition in the Lower House

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

RH advocates endorse Robredo for VP, 3 senatorial bets

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as unworthy of the people s vote

PURPLE VOTE. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral (2-R) leads the endorsement of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros (3-R), Walden Bello, and Leila de Lima, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

After National Gay Congress, politics as usual

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The LGBTQI community isn t a single issue population An educated citizen wouldn t vote for a candidate simply because of their stance on same sex marriage

PAWNS? Have LGBT issues become tools for the candidates to win elections? Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal

Ask LGBTs: Presidential candidates invited to 'reverse forum'

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:52 PM

For the 2016 elections the LGBT community is looking for a president who listens and is sincerely interested in advancing equal rights

LGBT VOTES. The LGBT Chamber of Commerce is advocating the advancement of equal rights during the 2016 elections as a matter of developing the country. Photo by Bea Orante/Rappler

March for those who can’t

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Pride celebrations should be less about celebrating individuality and more on remembering collective history and strengthening solidarity

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Does your local government recognize the rights of persons with disabilities?

Same-sex couples denied marriage in QC, vows battle not over

Aug 03, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines

The long road to an LGBT anti-discrimination law

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:36 AM

This is a story about the Filipino people s struggle for genuine equality and acceptance amid a culture of hate and holiness

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia

May 17, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Kapederasyon wants Aquino ‘out’

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:46 AM

LGBT group Kapederasyon holds a fashion show protest over Aquino s anti people and anti national policies

LGBT RIGHTS. LGBT group Kapederasyon organizes a fashion show at Bonifacio Shrine to call for Aquino's accountability over several issues. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler.com

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

We get tired too of trying to explain our advocacy but it’s during these times that we become more determined in winning the battle against discrimination

STONEWALL RIOTS. The historic Stonewall Riots in New York inspired LGBTs and gender rights advocates around the world to finally stand up what is right. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler.com

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

LGBT rights are human rights

May 12, 2014 - 3:53 PM

It s sad to learn that certain people are entitled to less rights than others just because they are labeled different

WHAT TO DO. It might take a long time before more inclusive Philippine policies are made. A good first step we can do today is to stop hating. Photo taken from the 2013 UP Pride March. Photo from Buena Bernal/Rappler.com

Muslim women: 'We are not limited because we wear a hijab'

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Women who choose to wear a veil deserve to be treated no less than those who don t says Muslim women lawmakers

LGBT Community: It's time for action

Dec 10, 2012 - 11:56 PM

The LGBT community pushes for more public visibility and acceptance of same sex relationships

PRIDE MARCH. The LGBT community demands equal rights and more public visibility. Photo by Devon Wong