Tag Archives: Filipino LGBT

[In the news] LGBT group sa Tabaco City lumikha ng 800 masks para sa COVID-19 frontliners -ABS-CBN news

Umabot sa 800 face masks ang nagawa ng grupong Tabak Sangre para sa mga health workers ng lungsod.

Ayon sa presidente ng Tabak Sangre na si Phem Baliwag, ito ang kanilang paraan para makapag-ambag sa pagpuksa sa pagkalat ng COVID-19.

Noong Miyerkoles ng gabi, nagtungo ang grupo sa ilang ospital sa lungsod para personal na mamigay ng face mask.

Sa ngayon, may mga nagdo-donate na daw sa kanila ng tela at garter na gamit sa paggawa ng face masks.

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[From the web] Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

Civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Southeast Asia

The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) persons from Southeast Asia are under assault. Various forms of aggression and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) have been documented, ranging from failures to establish redress mechanisms protecting LGBTIQ persons to the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations. Considering these realities, we believe that LGBTIQ people in Southeast Asia must assert stronger claims in the formulation of international policies, which define human rights norms, through engagement with UN human rights mechanisms.

This series of country briefings provide baseline information regarding SOGIESC in the engagements by civil society organizations’ (CSOs) with UN human rights, as well as inclusion of SOGIESC in reviews of human rights situations of selected countries in the region. The human rights mechanisms covered are the Universal Periodic Review, the treaty monitoring bodies, and UN Special Procedures. Twelve (12) countries are reviewed: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Timor-Leste, and China. Information used in these briefs are based on discussions with CSOs and individual activists, and a desk review of relevant UN documents.

Also identified were strategies around documentation, lobbying, and follow-up work in activists’ engagement with these mechanisms. These engagements also yielded outcomes that go beyond legislative or policy change, such as strengthened relationships among CSOs, increased capacity in advocacy, and greater visibility. Finally, challenges in these engagements were also identified, such as access to and understanding of the mechanisms, language barriers, documentation, government responses, and follow-up and implementation.

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[in the news] The Filipino LGBT experience showcased in Sine Bahaghari -GMA News

The Filipino LGBT experience showcased in Sine Bahaghari
GMA News
February 5, 2012

The status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples remains as one of the last great civil issues of our time. In the Philippines, the LGBT community faces a multitude of issues: hate crime, discrimination, and HIV/AIDS, to name a few.

In celebration of National Arts Month, Akei, together with PinoyG4M and Pelikula Tumblr, launches Sine Bahaghari, a showcase of the Filipino LGBT experience as seen in Philippine alternative cinema. The Sine Bahaghari project aims to promote discussion on how the LGBT community is depicted in Philippine cinema and popular culture as well as introduce Filipino-made contemporary independent films to a wider audience.

Featured are two classic works by renowned director Lino Brocka, National Artist for Film, which explored homosexuality as viewed by Philippine society during the 70s.

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