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[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 katapangan at paglaban di lamang para sa karapatan ng bawat kasapi ng komunidad ng LGBT kundi para rin sa karapatan ng marami pang mamamayan. Kasabay ng paggunita natin sa mga magigiting na LGBT na lumaban sa Stonewall Riot, kinikilala at binibigyang-pugay rin natin ang mga nauna pa sa kanila.

Balikan natin ang ilan sa mga matitingkad na ambag ng ating komunidad para sa paglaban sa karapatan ng mamamayan sa Pilipinas at sa maraming panig ng daigdig:

Marso 27, 1943 – Sinugod at pinasabog ng grupong pinamumunuan ni Willem Arondeus, isang lantad na bading, ang Civil Registry Office ng Amsterdam upang mapigilan ang mga Nazi na tukuyin ang mga Jews sa panahon ng pamumuno ni Hitler. Nahuli at pinatawan ng parusang kamatayan sa Arondeus, kasama ng 13 pa niyang ka-grupo – kasama rito ang dalawa pang homosekswal na sina Bakker at Brouwer. Bago sila patayin, sinabihan ni Arondeus ang kanilang abogado na sabihin sa lahat ng tao na ang mga homosekswal ay hindi duwag.

November 11, 1950 – Ginanap ang unang pulong ng Society of Fools, kalaunang tinawag na Mattachine Society, sa pangunguna nina Harry Hay kasama sina Rudi Gernreich – na kanyang partner, Dale Jennings, at ang mag-partner na sina Bob Hull at at Chuck Rowland. Sumapi naman sa grupo sina James Gruber at Konrad Stevens ng sumunod na taon, kasabay nito ang pagpapalit ng pangalan at naging Mattachine Society. Naging aktibo ang Mattachine Society sa paglaban sa diskriminasyon sa trabaho at pandarahas ng mga pulis sa mga lugar tipunan ng mga homosekswal sa panahong iyon.

Oktubre 1955 – Itinatag ang Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) sa pangunguna ng magkarelasyong Del Martin at Phyllis Lyon kasama ang tatlo pang magkakarelasyong lesbyana. Nagsimula ang grupo bilang isang safe space para sa mga lesbyana – isang alternatibong social club upang makaiwas sa mga raid at pandarahas ng mga pulis sa mga lugar tipunan ng mga lesbyana, nang lumaon ang DOB ay nagbigay suporta sa mga lesbyanang takot na lumantad, itinuro nila ang mga karapatan ng mga lesbyana at ang kasaysayan ng homosekswal.

1963– Malaki ang naging papel ni Bayard Rustin, isang bading na lider ng kilusan ng mamamayan sa US, bilang mayor na organisador ng pinakamalaking martsa ng mga mamamayang Amerikano kung saan nagtalumpati si Martin Luther King, Jr. Ang martsang ito ay nanawagan para sa trabaho at kalayaan ng mga mamamayan laluna ng mga African-American.

Hunyo 28, 1969 – Sa araw na ito naganap ang Stonewall Riot. Ang riot na ito ang nagbunsod ng makabagong era ng pakikibaka para sa LGBT rights. Sa loob ng tatlong gabi ay tuluy-tuloy na ni-raid at dinahas ng mga pulis ang Stonewall Inn, isang kilalang tipunan ng mga LGBT at kanilang mga kaibigan. Sa pangunguna ng isang African-American transgender woman na si Marsha P. Johnson at ng isang Latina transgender woman na si Sylvia Ray Rivera lumaban ang mga LGBT sa mga pulis na walang tigil na nadarahas sa kanila. Dahil sa pangyayaring ito, nabuo ang Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Ang organisasyong ito ay naglayon na lumaban sa patuloy na diskiriminasyon at karahasang dinaranas ng komunidad ng LGBT. Kasunod nitong nabuo ang Gay Activist Alliance (GAA). Ang riot rin na ito ang nagbunsod ng pinaka-unang Pride March na nilahukan ng mahigit sa 100,00 na mga LGBT bilang protesta laban sa diskriminasyon at karahasan.

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[Statement] Celebrate Our Pride, Pursue With Our Struggle! -True Colors Coalition

TCC joins Pride March
Celebrate Our Pride,
Pursue With Our Struggle!

True Colors Coalition is one with our brothers and sisters in the community in celebrating our colorful lives and continuous struggle for acceptance, equality, and freedom. We will once again show the Filipino nation that the LGBT people is and always an integral part of the whole society’s quest to exercise our rights to live free from any forms of discrimination and in upholding our human dignity. Let us always be reminded of how we have been, for the longest time, fighting to erase the stigma and stereotyping on our sector.

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We should also not forget that many of our ancestors in the community have devoted their lives so we can have what we are enjoying right now as a sector. It was never that easy. However, we are still constantly being challenged to keep on striving for our interest and well-being. That is why, TCC vows to continue to hold on to our reason for being – pursue our struggle and do not let anyone take away what our ancestors have accomplished. We know you are all one with us on this.

Today, while we march with you, we look back in the history of our bravery, and strength in unity.

Like what happened on the eve of June 28, 1969, when our brothers and sisters stood up and fought [for the first time] against the discrimination and violence done to our community, we must take our responsibility and task in the society to stand up and put forward our issues alongside the people’s issues. Let us continue to give fully our fair share in the nation’s development. The people’s struggle is our struggle.

Our existence is no less than the others. But that is not how we are experiencing it every single day. This march must be an instrument of our community to bring every LGBT together and address our issues as one community, just like how we did it on our quest for justice for our sister, Jennifer Laude. We still have a lot to do; our partial victory proves that we have to work harder and double our efforts for our issues and concerns.

Let the lessons of the past be always remembered. Our present and future generations should always be reminded of our great history of struggle. More than a celebration, let us take advantage of this as a tool for our efforts to strengthen our unity with the marginalized and oppressed to break free. We must take pride in saying that we may be diverse but we are united in struggling for our rights and the validity of our existence. ###

*About the PubMat: TCC offers our participation in the Pride March to remember the whole quest for justice for Jennifer Laude and our community’s partial victory, especially to the trans community, last December 1.

STATEMENT
December 5, 2015
Reference: Jhay De Jesus, Spokesperson (09167171398)

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[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 around Manila’s Malate district Saturday, some dancing to the beat of drums played by a band.

Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines spokesman Goya Candelario said they’re pushing Congress to pass a law against discrimination that they say denies them jobs and social services.

Jessie Dimaisip of the Akbayan political party, which supports gay rights, said they’re also seeking more funds for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-Aids testing and a support program.

The Health Department said 7,884 people have been infected with HIV since 1984, including 937 Aids cases. (AP)

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