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(UPDATED) 'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward...so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment, and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ
Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online
(3rd UPDATE) Ateneo says it 'does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment' but cannot be more transparent about investigations due to the Data Privacy Act
The university has been under fire for its supposed failure to address complaints of sexual harassment posted anonymously by students on an online freedom wall
Matt Lauer, who was fired from NBC in 2017 due to 'inappropriate sexual behavior,' is accused of rape by a former NBC colleague
A court in Poland says: 'Sexually abusing minors unaware of the criminal nature of the acts perpetrated on them is to treat others in a humiliating and inhumane manner, which is the same as torture'
Cebu province records 69 cases of HIV infection during the month of May alone and a total of 333 infections from January to May
Two former students file a lawsuit against the actor over his 'inappropriate, sexually-charged behavior' as an acting school teacher
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says more than half of senators are against the SOGIE equality bill, but Senator Risa Hontiveros believes the measure has a 'strong fighting chance'
Ramadan was professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when rape allegations surfaced in late 2017
Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.
Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority
A police official says the video uploader and anyone who shared the video will also be charged
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.
The bill seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE, not infringement on religious liberties or parental authority
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains that the SOGIE equality bill, in its current form, is not likely to get enough support in the Senate
Watch the Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill live on Rappler
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
Some people would ask me: 'Why not just identify as bisexual? That's pretty much the same thing, right?' It's not.
'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
The trial is scheduled to January 6, 2020 to give Weinstein's defense time to prepare
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the SOGIE equality bill stands no chance if 'it transgresses on academic freedom, religious freedom, and women’s rights'
We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez
The singer is accused of pressuring women into sexual relationships
(UPDATED) A Stockholm court convicts the rapper of assault and handed the suspended over a street brawl in June
In this video, we explain how SOGIE can be mixed and matched in many ways
'Ipasa na natin ang SOGIE equality bill. Para kay Gretchen [at] sa lahat ng Filipino lesbians, gays, transgenders, intersex, queers, at asexuals, na matagal nang nakaposas sa...diskriminasyon,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III
(UPDATED) The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Sentro make the call after the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez at a Quezon City mall
The artists groups also point out that the alleged incident is the 'latest of assault narratives deploring sexual misconduct within the Philippine arts and culture community in recent years'
Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop
The rapper is scheduled to appear in court after being detained since the first week of July
Tamas Kenderesi has admitted making contact with his accuser but denies charges of sexual harassment
Gender is often confusing for a lot of people. In this video we explore the concept of SOGIE.
The arrest of Nelson Siacor Torayno, a 32-year-old Filipino, was kept from the public for months following his arrest due to ongoing investigations, according to the International Justice Mission
As to how long the light will stay will all depend on the sterling commitment of people to fight for the beautiful cause of the rights of LGBTIQ persons
The law has been passed. The next challenge: implementation
The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act
(UPDATED) While there were no demands for sex, the Supreme Court says 'sexual harassment is not the violation of the victim's sexuality but the abuse of power by the offender'
William Little, who accused the actor of sexual assault has declined to testify due to fear of self-incrimination
UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore says, we 'have a real responsibility to keep violence out of schools... by other students but also by their teachers'
A young man accused the former 'House of Cards' star of sexual assault in a Massachusetts bar