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[OPINION] Someday they will understand why we hold each other’s hands

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Six out of 10 members of the LGBT+ community experience outright injustice

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

Pia Wurtzbach calls on Philippine Senate to pass SOGIE equality bill

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'There is a misconception that the bill goes against our religious beliefs, our religious freedom, but that is far from the truth,' says Pia

[OPINION] Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:29 AM

I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being

Puerto Rico allows transgender people to fix birth certificates

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The latest victory for the LGBT community leaves just 3 US states that prohibit amending the gender marker on the official identification documents: Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee

PRIDE. File photo shows a reveller takes part in the Gay Pride 2018 parade in Madrid, one of the world's biggest. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

LGBTQ+ community takes pride to Mindanao

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'I believe that it’s about time to rise together against discrimination, exclusion, and violence,' says Mindanao Pride founder, Hamilcar Chanjueco

MINDANAO PRIDE. The logo of Mindanao Pride. Image from Mindanao Pride Facebook page

Christian groups troop to Senate vs landmark SOGIE bill

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Germany is the 15th European nation to legalize gay marriage, but advocates say the battle for equal rights continues

EQUALITY. Germany is the 15th European country to legalize same sex marriage.

House approves SOGIE equality bill on 2nd reading

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:14 AM

This is the farthest the bill has gone in the legislative process since it passed on 3rd and final reading during the 11th Congress

EQUALITY CHAMPS. Legislators celebrate after the SOGIE Equality Bill is approved on 2nd reading. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisostomo

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

Transgender students decry 'dangerous' Trump decision

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:20 AM

They warn there is a higher risk that transgender youth would be exposed to violence after the Trump administration overturned Obama era federal protections

People take part in rally outside the Stonewall Inn, a landmark of the gay rights movement, on February 23, 2017 in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, demanding to maintain protection for transgender and gender non-conforming people. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

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

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

What does Mandaue's LGBT ordinance mean for gender rights?

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

A gender rights advocate in Cebu says Mandaue s city ordinance is a victory for the entire LGBT community

HISTORIC. Advocates herald Mandaue's city ordinance as 'historic' for providing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Image courtesy of the Mandaue Public Information Office

WATCH: Growing up as a Pinoy transman

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Deiniel a 22 year old Filipino transman shares how self discovery helps him go through life

On being gay and Muslim

Jul 24, 2015 - 12:06 PM

This is the story of Kris a gay Muslim from a tribe of warriors in Mindanao

Gender and Sexuality 101: Learn before you discriminate

Jul 22, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Do Filipinos really understand terms like sexual orientation gender identity sex and sexuality?

Photo taken during the 2013 UP Pride March. Photo from Buena Bernal/Rappler.com Photo taken during the 2013 UP Pride March. Photo from Buena Bernal/Rappler.com

#LoveWins: The tyranny of intimacy

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

While LoveWins is a cause for celebration it should also open doors for critical reflection Which love won this time?

Valkyrie lifts no-cross-dressing policy

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:09 PM

To all my LGBT friends I am happy to announce that we are all welcome to enter the club

Valkyrie Club apologizes to transgender fashion designer

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:21 PM

One of the nightclub s co owners celebrity host performer Vice Ganda threatens to pull out his shares

TOP DESIGNER. Veejay Floresca’s creations receive international acclaim, reaching Japan, United Kingdom, USA, and China. Photo from Floresca's Facebook account

Veejay Floresca: Lift Valkyrie’s ban on 'crossdressers'

Jun 22, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Top fashion designer and transgender rights advocate Veejay Floresca challenges a high end bar s no cross dressing policy after being denied entry

Veejay Floresca

Why Caitlyn Jenner's story matters

Jun 04, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Transgender lives matter just like yours do Only when we get the legal and social recognition that we deserve will we stop sharing our stories

Screengrab from YouTube/Vanity Fair

Queerspotting: A safe space to break free

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Join the party on April 30 and break free from gender based stereotypes

CBCP on anti-discrimination bill: Gender is 'God's gift'

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Bishops support a law against second class treatment for the LGBT but air reservations about the right to choose one s gender among other things

FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION. Lawmakers in the Philippines want to make it illegal to discriminate against the LGBT community. Photo from Shutterstock

Would you choose to be gay?

Feb 28, 2015 - 9:30 AM

We have to realize that the fight for LGBTQ rights and acceptance can only be won with everyone s help

Charice: 'My soul is male'

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:51 AM

The singer opens up about her sexuality and gender identity in her latest interview with Oprah Winfrey

The media, transgender men and women

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:30 PM

For a society long trained and educated to think of gender as only a choice between two sexes the changing reality that gender is not just man or woman can be disorienting confusing and too complex

Victories for transgender equality and the long road ahead

Jul 09, 2014 - 6:30 PM

President Barack Obama has done more in less time to advance the rights of the LBGT community than any administration in history

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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

Someone to roll my eyes with

May 05, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Despite society s judging gaze and just the ups and downs of a relationship two people celebrate 17 years of happiness

Q and A: Parenting gay children

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Parents can t control who we are attracted to But they can control whether and how they will show their unconditional love for their child

Psychological Assoc. of the Phil. on 'being gay' article

Mar 17, 2013 - 12:10 PM

The PAP enjoins Filipino psychologists to stand by their professional and ethical commitments to affirm the rights and wellbeing of all individuals

When will Asean protect gender rights?

Apr 07, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Our numbers and strength has been steadily growing We have come at the stage in our struggle for equality and respect that we will never accept discrimination abuse and violence a part of our existence

ASEAN MEET. Closing session of the Asean summit in Cambodia on April 4, 2012. AFP photo