[In the news] ‘Religion is not an excuse to hate’: Catriona Gray defends support for LGBTQ+ community -CNN Philippines

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has expressed strong support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community, shrugging off criticism that such stance betrays her Christian faith. Gray posted on Instagram on Saturday a photo promoting “Pride Month”, a month-long celebration dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Some Instagram users immediately threw negative comments at…

[From the web] #PrideMonth2019 Higit sa Limampung Taong Pakikibaka ng LGBT sa Pagpapalaya ng Sarili at Pagpapalaya sa Bayan -TCC

TRUE COLORS COALITION – PILIPINAS We forge on! Ngayong taon, kasabay ng ika-50 taong paggunita sa Stonewall Riot na naganap sa New York, nagpapatuloy ang buong komunidad ng LGBT sa paglaban sa diskriminasyon at karahasang ginagawa sa ating buong komunidad. Bago pa man ang mismong Stonewall Riot, pinatunayan na ng mga LGBT ang ating di-matatawarang…

[In the news] Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful -Rappler.com

Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful BANGKOK, Thailand – Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe’s 66-year history. The willowy beauty is making history since…

[Press Release] Pacquiao’s, govt’s inaction to address inequality “pinakamasahol,” says DIGNIDAD

Pacquiao’s, govt’s inaction to address inequality “pinakamasahol,” says DIGNIDAD Groups advancing social protection hit Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao’s derogatory remarks against LGBTs, calling him and the country’s leaders “pinakamasahol” for not lifting a finger against the disparate inequality in Philippine society  while they sit in Congress and Executive posts. “Rep. Manny Pacquiao should know that…

[Press Release] Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense -GANDA Filipinas

Human rights group condemns brutal murder of transgender Filipina, cautions against gay or trans panic defense Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a human rights advocacy organization led by transgender women in the Philippines, condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, in the hands of a United…

[In the news] Gays march in Manila vs discrimination | Sun.Star

Gays march in Manila vs discrimination | Sun.Star. MANILA — More than 1,000 gays, lesbians and transgenders have marched in the Philippine capital to demand equal rights and an end to discrimination, and more support for an acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Aids) program. The marchers carried a large rainbow flag during the annual Pride parade…