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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

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

[Two Pronged] Am I gay?

May 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

A Two Pronged reader asks if a past experience has affected his sexual orientation

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

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

10 things Christians can do to apologize to the LGBT community

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:05 PM

A real apology means admitting your mistakes treating us as equals and fighting for our rights the way you would fight for your own

Robredo on Pacquiao remark: 'Healthy respect lang'

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The LP vice presidential bet on same sex relationships: [I m] a devout Catholic who lives by the dictates of my religion pero naniniwala ako na yung gobyerno dapat bukas sa lahat ng usapin

RESPECT. Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo comments on the controversial remark of her fellow lawmaker Manny Pacquiao regarding same-sex marriage. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

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

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

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

'Stop thinking HIV testing is a bad thing'

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:00 AM

I write this story because I want the world to know that for HIV carriers there is hope to live one s life again – as long as you take pro active steps to get tested regularly

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

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

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

Being Gay. Really.

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:30 PM

I want to tell parents who are worried about having gay children that most of us are happy We are successful educated and treat others the way we would like to be treated – with respect

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

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