[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…