Rappler's latest stories on gender rights
Being pansexual is the version of me that exists without fear. It is the version of me that wasn't threatened into heterosexuality by a family, a society, or a religion.
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.
Why build toilets with different categories when our toilets at home are not even categorized according to gender identity?
What happens after the music dies and the lights go out on Pink Dot?
'Identities are never fixed.... Pride Marches should present messy spaces that constantly evolve,' says sociology professor Evangelista
'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
On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment
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
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
The bill that seeks to end discrimination in the Philippines faces strong opposition in the Lower House
What happened in Orlando may have sent chills down our spines but it will never silence the community
X users share their take on Manny Pacquiao s comments forgiving him and the judgment of the online community
Pride celebrations should be less about celebrating individuality and more on remembering collective history and strengthening solidarity
The Philippines proposes that parties should be guided by gender equality and ensure the full and equal participation of women in all climate actions and decision making processes
Ending all debates by court order is proper if the other side of the debate deprives individuals of their fundamental rights and human dignity
There is a need to shift the blame advocates say away from the victim To do this Filipino society must bust the many gender based myths on sexual abuse
Arguing with close minded people feels like you re talking to a wall Your child will face several of these walls throughout her or his life What are you going to do about it?
As absurd as it may sound this is the possible scenario each girl will be facing as soon as they leave the safety and comfort of their homes and their schools
Homosexuality stopped being classified as a mental disorder in China in 2001 but widespread intolerance toward gays and lesbians remains
We are tired of being asked what is wrong with us that we can t find a partner or a spouse We re not picky afraid of commitment or unable to keep a relationship Believe it or not we are actually loved
We march for the hope that who we are what our families look like who we love and how we act will no longer disqualify us from fair treatment and equal rights
Psychology professionals from all over the country highlight the grave consequences of violence on the mental health and well being of women
Even if we’re not the majority our voice can still be powerful So we need to shout it out so other members of the Congress can hear us
The battle for advancing women’s rights is still a battle for the woman’s body Who owns the rights to a woman’s body?
As long as homosexuals target and take advantage of our children and vulnerable people the opposition will support an anti gay law presented to us says opposition chief Cecilia Ogwal
Rape victims find a safe confessional on social media
Evolution and the Big Bang are real whether or not an authority figure says so
What happened to Jennifer Laude could ve have happened to anyone Who are we to cast judgement on her?
Is chivalry dead? Netizens battle it out on Facebook
UPDATED Same sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court declines to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue
LGBT group Kapederasyon holds a fashion show protest over Aquino s anti people and anti national policies
Reparative therapy? No thank you I don’t need to be repaired I’m gay but I’m not broken
President Barack Obama has done more in less time to advance the rights of the LBGT community than any administration in history
The couple has been held since May 2013 on charges of having sex against the order of nature the first known arrests of a gay couple in Zambia
Equalizing benefits in the workplace for LGBT employees is gaining ground in the country with a recent announcement by a top firm
Readers and fans of Palanca award winner Shakira Sison gather the courage from her words on love relationships and staying true to yourself
You cannot claim you love gay people when you mock their lifetime struggles and their childhood taunts
For the first time in history same sex marriages have the same chances and protections as any heterosexual marriage
Women don t need men to secure their financial future or freedom
As gays lesbians bisexuals and transgenders we also need to start treating ourselves with higher regard
Same sex marriage victories outside the country bring conversations to the table