Tag: philippines

Rainbow Defenders

Outrage Magazine launched Bahaghari Media Awards to give recognition to media personalities whose works not only highlight the real plight of LGBTQI Filipinos, but – by doing so – help in the struggle for equal rights. As a move to give recognition to people who assist in the struggle for equal rights by lesbian, gay,… Read more »

Philippines: Lawmaker files bill for LGBT desks in police stations to combat anti-gay killings

A Philippines Congresswoman has filed a bill seeking to reform police responsibility to anti-gay hate crimes by placing LGBT desks in every police station. The bill comes as an amendment to the Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganisation Act of 1998, which placed desks in police stations to handle crimes against women and children. Congresswoman… Read more »

Persecuted gay immigrant allowed to stay in US

San Francisco — Federal judges have permitted a gay Filipino immigrant to stay in the U.S. despite deportation orders because he has suffered persecution for his sexual orientation in his native land. In a decision issued Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said 37-year-old Dennis Vitug was harassed and threatened… Read more »

Baguio LGBT Pride Parade in Philippines goes ahead in a cyclone

Participants in the 7th annual Baguio City Pride Parade marched despite rain and cyclonic weather Marchers in the 2013 Baguio City Pride March Not even a cyclone put the dampers on participants in the annual Baguio City Pride Parade. Participants march despite rain being dumped on the city by a weather event termed Severe Tropical… Read more »

World’s only LGBT party launches election campaign

The Philippines’ Ladlad launch a campaign to win a seat in congress in the May election The world’s only political party solely dedicated to LGBT issues, Ladlad in the Philippines, launched its election campaign yesterday. The first day of campaigning started with a blessing at 7am from Rev Ceejay Agbayani from LGBTS community church and… Read more »

Oldest Pride in Asia sees 1,500 march in Manila

Groups demand that congress pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill to protect the rights of LGBT people 1,500 people marched for LGBT rights in Manila on Saturday at the 18th Metro Manila Pride parade in the Philippines’ capital. The primary demand of the dozens of advocacy groups was for congress to pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill. ‘After eighteen… Read more »

Dying of fear in the Philippines

After seeing too many of their friends die of Aids before even taking an HIV test, a group of gay men in Manila formed Love Yourself to educate their peers that they have nothing to fear but fear itself HIV among gay men in the Philippines is spreading rapidly, but in an age when the… Read more »

Filipina trans wins Miss International Queen beauty pageant

Kevin Balot, 21, says she hopes winning the transgender contest will make her dad finally accept her A transgender woman from the Phillipines has been crowned Miss International Queen 2012. Kevin Balot beat 21 finalists from 15 countries to be named this year’s winner of the annual trans beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. Balot, who… Read more »