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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

Activists hail famous Japanese businesswoman's coming out

May 30, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Kazuyo Katsuma, a 49-year-old mother of 3 who was once featured on the Wall Street Journal's list of "The 50 Women to Watch" says she is living with Hiroko Masuhara, 40, a gay rights activist

From the Twitter of Kazuyo Katsuma

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert reveals relationship with best friend Rayya Elias

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:53 PM

I was faced with this truth: I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya Elizabeth says of her best friend who is battling pancreatic and liver cancer

Pope reaches out to divorcees but holds line on homosexuality

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In his 260 page Apostolic Exhortation a long awaited document which is likely to disappoint advocates of more radical change Francis strongly reiterates the Church s opposition to the legal recognition of gay relationships

POPE FRANCIS. A file picture dated February 24, 2016 shows Pope Francis arriving to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

A guide to pink finance

Nov 15, 2015 - 8:21 PM

A look at the unique financial planning needs for homosexuals and same sex couples

Colombia court allows gay couples to register children

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:33 AM

In a five to two decision the court gives the national civil registry 30 days to change its forms so that children can be registered to same sex couples

Pope urges Church to move forward as gay issue overshadows synod

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:44 PM

In an apparent boost to those who would have priests take a more merciful and inclusive approach to homosexuals Pope Francis says the Church must not point the finger in judgement of others because doing so would betray its mission

Pope Francis during the end of the prayer vigil for the Synod of the Family, organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference, in Saint Peter's square at Vatican City, 03 October. The prayer vigil is held in preparation for the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Photo by Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

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

Nintendo to allow gay marriage in latest 'Fire Emblem' game

Jun 26, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Fire Emblem Fates will according to Nintendo reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate

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What we learned from #PaintTheirHandsBack

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Advertising boards and media censors may attempt to silence LGBT lives but we are not going away anytime soon

#PaintTheirHandsBack contribution of artist Kanako Shimura

Leaving God and loving a girl for the first time

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:30 AM

On Valentine s Day I look back at coming out and falling in love for the first time

Russia scraps US exchange scheme because teen put in gay couple's care

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:47 PM

A child who has a mother in Russia has illegally been placed under guardianship and the boy has been handed over to a US gay couple says Russia s children s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov

[DASH OF SAS] Love doesn’t have to hurt

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:00 AM

There is a school based program designed to educate middle to high school students about positive dating relationships

Thomson Reuters PH includes same-sex partners in benefits

Oct 11, 2013 - 3:51 PM

The media and information firm is offering health insurance benefits to Philippine employees partners – whether of the same or opposite sex