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Manila Pride protesters freed, to sue police

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'Expect that we will file countercharges against the Manila police,' says Bahaghari's Rey Valmores-Salinas

RELEASED. Members of LGBTQ+ groups Bahaghari and Metro Manila Pride who were arrested after staging a Pride march and protest in Mendiola, Manila, last June 26, are released on Tuesday, June 30. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


Being trans in tech: Championing equality with Google’s Melai Lopez

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Never let anyone tell them that they do not belong in a certain space'

'Sulong 'wag patinag': In a pandemic, Metro Manila Pride 2020 goes online

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:27 PM

No virus can stop the rainbow flag from flying

‘Resist injustice’: Newly sworn lawyer helps detained Pride protesters

Jun 27, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Bernardo says the protesters asked for his legal advice prior to the short gathering and during its planning

‘Is this the new normal?’ Catriona Gray questions Pride march arrests

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:29 PM

‘Now is the time to speak up,’ Miss Universe 2018 urges her followers

'PRIDE IS A PROTEST.' LGBTQ+ groups hold a Pride March protest in Mendiola, Manila on Friday, June 26, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

'Hindi makatarungan': Artists, celebrities speak out vs arrest of Pride march protesters

Jun 26, 2020 - 8:06 PM

On social media, several artists and celebrities condemn the arrests and call for the release of the protesters

ARREST. Police officers arrest members and allies of LGBTQ+ group Bahaghari during a Pride march protest in Mendiola on June 26, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Netizens call to free detained Pride protesters: ‘Pride is protest’

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:04 PM

Using the hashtag #FreePride20, netizens express disbelief over the arrest of 20 protesters on Friday, June 26

C’mon guys, it’s 2020: Debunking LGBTQ+ stereotypes

Jun 26, 2020 - 4:18 PM

To this day, LGBTQ+ members still experience prejudice and endure stereotypes that may harm them

At least 20 arrested at Pride march in Manila

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nasa batas iyan na bawal iyan,' police tell the protesters, who observed physical distancing and wore face masks

Police officers arrest members and allies of LGBTQ+ group Bahaghari during a Pride March protest in Mendiola on June 26, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Robredo tells LGBTQ+ in positions of power to ‘use your influence to change mindsets'

Jun 26, 2020 - 1:15 PM

'Push lang nang push, mga besh!' Vice President Leni Robredo tells the community as she asks them to continue doing small but concrete steps to promote gender equality

PRIDE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her Pride Month message in a Facebook Live video on June 26, 2020. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

Here's how you can march for Pride and help LGBTQ+ communities during pandemic

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Through the March for Pride website, advocates and members of the LGBTQ+ can lead their own Pride marches from the safety of their homes

On Pride Month, Pia Wurtzbach calls for 'higher platforms' for LGBTQ+ dialogue

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:15 PM

'Being an ally is someone who gives a sense of a safe and affirming space for our loving community,' says Pia

Philip Stein opens Solaire shop

These LGBTQ+ films are streaming on iWant for Cinema One Originals' Pride Film Festival

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:06 PM

You can now stream '2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten,' 'Shift,' and 'Changing Partners' for free from June 19 to July 20

2 COOL 2 BE FORGOTTEN. The Cinema One Originals 2016 Best Film winner is streaming for free on iWant. Screenshot from YouTube.com/hilpetersen

[OPINION | Artwork] No age limit for acceptance

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:38 PM

'I did this piece because a lot of my fellow LGBTQ+ have been struggling to come out,' says the artist

No Pride march? Here are other activities to celebrate Pride 2020

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:57 AM

(UPDATED) Straying away from an extravagant Pride march due to quarantine restrictions, the Filipino LGBTQ+ community continues to celebrate Pride month through various activities online. Here are some you can join.

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