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How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

Metro Manila Pride to march participants: 'Sorry for inconvenience'

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:07 PM

'We hope you extend your understanding of the situation, in keeping with the safety and security of everyone,' the Metro Manila Pride says in a statement

Deaf LGBTQ+ marchers heard loud and clear at Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'It's double discrimination for them,' says Bayani Heneroso Jr, a sign language interpreter at Pride 2019

John Lester Molina (left) and Angelous Tuscano (right), members of the Pinoy Deaf Rainbow, are happy to be celebrating Pride with all kinds of people. Photo by Stanley Guevarra/Rappler

[OPINION] Pride is coming to an end, now what?

Jun 29, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Pride doesn't have to end in June. Here are 5 suggestions to make every month Pride Month.

[OPINION] United Nations stands with Pride

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The struggle for the rights of LGBTQ+ people is a core part of the struggle for the full and equal enjoyment of human rights by all

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

SAFE SPACES. Space and representation matter. Image from Instagram

#LabanHermie: U.P. community stands in solidarity with transwoman professor

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde

Rappler Talk: What it takes for the LGBTQ+ to #ResistTogether

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Tune in here or head over to Rappler's video platforms on Friday, June 21, to watch the discussion live

‘How hard is it to be seen as human?'

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:45 PM

How do we truly foster acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community?

U.P. transwoman professor talks about workplace discrimination

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

'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

Who is the Filipino? Why Pride matters

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:12 PM

We talk Pride and the LGBTQ+ community with Juan Miguel Severo

'Tolerated, but not accepted': Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Abandonment and being neglected by family members are typical narratives for the LGBTQ+

'Reverberate': U.P. Los Baños Babaylan launches Pride Series 2019

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UPLB Babaylan aims to feature art educating the public about the LGBTQ+ community and their cause

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The June 1969 riots, sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn – a well-known gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village – proved to be a turning point in the LGBTQ community's struggle for civil rights

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 2019 Park Rangers place rainbow flags at the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBTQ national monument, dedicated to the birthplace of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement in New York City. The head of the New York police department on June 6, 2019 apologized for a crackdown on the city's LGBTQ community during the notorious Stonewall riots, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the clashes that gave rise to the Gay Pride movement. "I do know what happened should not have happened," said police chief James O'Neil. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. The actions were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize."  Angela Weiss / AFP

Isko Moreno: Expect Manila Pride March and Festival 2020

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno expresses support for the LGBTQ community and promises to push for equal treatment under his term

FOR EQUALITY. Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno says he wants to promote equal treatment under his term. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Celebration, freedom, and equality:' Netizens speak up about pride

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Pride can mean different things to different people. To kick off the Pride Month, Rappler holds a #PHPride2019 conversation and asks its readers what pride means for them.

LOOK: Put pride in your stride with Adidas’ LGBTQ+ Pride Month release

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The Originals Pride Pack includes 3 sneaker designs covered in the rainbow flag

WEAR PRIDE. The Nizza Pride (P4,000) is part of Adidas' Pride Pack. Photo courtesy of Adidas

[OPINION] The B in LGBT: The long journey to coming out

Jun 01, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'While living as an openly LGBTQIA+ person is tiring and difficult, not living your truth is more tiring. I chose truth.'

President Duterte, praying the gay away didn't work for me

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:59 AM

You can’t fix what’s not broken

 AN ALLY? President Rodrigo Dutete is inconsistent about his remarks on the LGBT community. File photo by Manman Dejeto

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

WATCH: Meet the sign language interpreters of Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PRIDE MARCH. Photo from Rappler

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

PRIDE MARCH. The Metro Manila LGBT community came together to show solidarity and celebrate pride. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Coming out of the shadows: On being LGBT in Mindanao

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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?

Rappler Talk: Getting to know Bisdak and Mindanao Pride

Jun 28, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Hamilcar Chanjueco Jr. from Mindanao Pride and Roxanne O. Doron from Bisdak Pride, Inc. talk about LGBTQIA+ movements in Mindanao and Visayas.

[OPINION] The extra struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'

Rappler Talk: #RiseUpTogether and becoming better LGBTQIA+ advocates

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:31 PM

How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?

WATCH: How did you come out?

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

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

IN PHOTOS: Same-sex couples wed under LGBTs Christian Church

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The LGBTs Christian Church, a religious organization, hopes that the State will eventually legalize same-sex marriage

[OPINION] I do not believe in coming out

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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

Free Love 2018: Project Headshot Clinic's pride month campaign shows the beauty in diversity

Jun 23, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The photo project's latest shoot includes people from all across the spectrum

#WeAreFamilyToo: LGBT groups push for marriage equality outside SC

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality

Supporters for gender equality rally in front of the Supreme Court hearing the petition on sane sex marriage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Salute to Madame, the first transgender cop in PNP

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:18 PM

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.

TRANSGENDER IN PNP. PSI Rene Balmaceda works at the criminal investigation and detection unit of the Quezon City Police District. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro celebrates Pride Month through literature

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A book launch and poetry night are set for June 29 in Cagayan de Oro City

This is a press release from Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro

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

Queer and facing rejection? The Fab 5 have something to tell you

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The stars of 'Queer Eye' talk about coming out, religion, and keeping the faith

FAB 5. Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown continue to inspire in a new season of 'Queer Eye.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

'Rise Up Together:' Metro Manila Pride March set for June 30

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The LGBTQIA+ event will be held in Marikina, and organizers are seeking support

RISE UP. The 2018 Pride March is set for June 30. Photo from Facebook.com/mmprideorg

WATCH: Can boys play with dolls?

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

Meet Angelo an 8 year old boy who loves art books and dolls Here’s why children should be allowed to express themselves free from all forms of discrimination

#FridayFeels: Sa 'yo na ang korona

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:17 PM

On this Pride month we celebrate steadfast friendships and relationships

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:17 PM

The Pride Center is a space where the diversity of our community can share stories build relationships learn grow create and heal together Program Director Lisa Putkey says

Program Director Lisa Putkey invites the community to come together. Photo from Cherie Querol Moreno

'Free, anonymous, fast' HIV testing set on May 29

May 24, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes inclusive of counseling on safer sex practices to lower the risk of HIV infection as well as an explanation on the results of the test

Posters from LoveYourself Inc

IN PHOTOS: Caitlyn Jenner, Ian McKellen, and more at NYC Pride Parade

Jun 29, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Stars celebrate after the US Supreme Court declares gay marriage legal

Passion, hard work, and perfection in a cookie

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:52 AM

In life you will undergo a lot of trial and errors My life is like baking cookies When I decided to come out and tell the world that I am gay I know that I am prepared

Cy Ynares (The Bald Baker) takes his time formulating the perfect recipe for his cookies. Just like his decision of coming out and admitting that he is gay, Cy took time and let himself out of the hypothetical cocoon.

For the LGBT community, pride is the opposite of shame

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:15 AM

LGBT pride means claiming that our lives relationships and families are valid It s showing the world that we are not afraid that we will no longer hide and feel embarrassed for who we are and who we love

The beautiful dad

Jun 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The story of Ed his wife and their children

HELPING HAND. Ed talks to his wife to assist him in his business. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pride Carnivale

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Rainbow racers brave afternoon showers

The organizers deemed the event a success.

Two men in love: Finding him via Facebook and God

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Two LGBT rights advocates share their journey across the interwebs the Ilocos sand dunes Manila and LA before finally suiting up in a pair of yellow Barong Tagalogs for their Holy Union

How to be a true friend to LGBT folks

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Don t claim to be a friend without taking the responsibility of friendship This includes protecting your friends happiness and supporting their lives