2009 Manila Pride March

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It’s Pride time once more in Manila!

This year’s Pride March will happen on December 5, 2009 at 5 pm. Assembly time starts at 2:30 pm. Starting point will be in Remedios Circle, Malate. Parade route will be:
From Remedios Circle To Roxas Blvd
Right to Pedro Gil
Right to Taft Avenue
Right to Nakpil
Left to Orosa St.

Of course there will be a program to acknowledge the presence of different LGBT organizations in the Philippines in Orosa St. Malate. You may view last year’s Pride March here.

This is a great time to celebrate LGBT Pride and to meet other LGBTs as well. See you there!

For updates, please visit Task Force Pride’s blog.

Transphobia in Pinoy Big Brother Double Up

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Whenever I have the time, I watch Pinoy Big Brother Double Up because of Rica Paras. It’s like whenever I watch PBB, I feel a certain connection with her because she’s one one us (LGBT) and it just felt so good to see someone like her in Philippine mass media. I always became curious on how her housemates will treat her when they knew that she’s a transgender. It’s a given, probably, because of the kind of society we have right now.

I don’t believe that there are issues of her being incapable of working in a team. In fact, she has shown her leadership in some of the tasks and putting her in a bad light because she is a transgender is very wrong. Continue reading “Transphobia in Pinoy Big Brother Double Up”

GALANG Comics Storyboard Writing Contest

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GALANG is sponsoring a comics storyboard writing contest. I think this is an interesting project from GALANG since it will promote positive images of Filipino lesbian women through creativity. You might be interested to join and you will get to win a cash prize plus you’ll get your work published. Continue reading “GALANG Comics Storyboard Writing Contest”

Comelec Rejects Ang Ladlad Because of Immorality

The COMELEC has become a religious insitution. COMELEC has rejected Ang Ladlad’s bid to earn a seat in Philippine Congress. On their resolution, it states that:

Despite the foregoing, however, this Petition is dismissible on moral grounds. Petitioner defines the Filipino Lesbian, Gay, Biseual and Transgender (LGBT) community, thus:

“xxx a marginalized and under-represented sector that is particularly disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

and proceeded to define sexual orientation as that which:

“xxx refer to a person’s capacity for profound emotional, affectional and sexual attraction to, and intimate and sexual relations with, individuals of a different gender, of the same gender or more than one gender.”.

This definition of the LGBT sector makes it crystal clear that petitioner tolerates immorality which offends religious beliefs.

And they used passages from the bible and Koran…

Now where is the separation of the church and the state?? Continue reading “Comelec Rejects Ang Ladlad Because of Immorality”