2 weeks ago, I attended a Coffee Session of Mulat Pinoy because I’ve been out of the lgbt circuit for quite some time and I’m eager to thirst my intellect with stuff outside my work. Thanks to Bubbles for sharing this in her Facebook. Anyway, the topic was about Population and Gender with speakers coming from different sectors (DSWD, UP Population Institution, LGBT groups and advocates and representatives from Feminist Groups as well). The LGBT representation is really evident, and the discussion revolved around the LGBT situation here in the Philippines. Continue reading “Mulat Pinoy Kapihan Sessions: Population and Gender”
I know that this song really sucks but I guess this is a catchy way for me to instruct how you’ll vote the partylist I am campaigning for.
Ang Ladlad Partylist has gone through the needle just to be part of the roster of partylists that can participate in the elections. If you may have heard or read in the news, Ang Ladlad has been constantly being denied by the Commission of Elections to participate for various reasons. The last attempt to reject Ang Ladlad (again) even used biblical quotations to justify their reason of not letting Ang Ladlad run. How odd is that when it is clearly stated in the Philippine Constitution that The Church and the State are separate entities? Anyway, they were not successful in their homophobic motives because the Supreme Court already issued a Temporary Restraining Order stopping the Commission on Elections of disqualifying the partylist. Continue reading “Vote Ang Ladlad Partylist: Shade # 89 In Your Ballots”
I stumbled upon this article from GMA News Tv about having additional public toilets exclusively for the use of LGBTs. Leo Martinez’s party list group, Alyansa ng Media at Showbiz Inc, pushes that gays and lesbians should have their own toilets with labels “gay male” and “gay female” on it because they experience discrimination whenever they use the usual male and female toilets. Continue reading “Additional Public Toilets for LGBTs?”
The fight is not over. We LGBTs all around the world, especially in the Philippines, definitely still needs an Anti-Discrimination Bill that will protect our rights. It is not enough that there is tolerance. It is not our “utang na loob” if you just tolerate our existence. It’s like being blind without really knowing why we are doing this.
Ang Ladlad partylist was denied to run as such because of immorality. The Commission on Elections allowed plunderers, corrupt individuals and liars to run. Now where is justice there? Where is democracy? Why not let the people decide?
Even Jesus does not discriminate.
Below is a repost from a fellow LGBT advocate, Anne Lim of Galang:
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.
GAY RIGHTS ADVOCATE, EDUCATOR, WRITER AND 2010 SENATORIAL CANDIDATE, PROF DANTON REMOTO’s phones began to ring in earnest yesterday, as they have done so in the last two weeks, when political operators and campaign teams would call him and ask if they could make appointments with Remoto. He set one appointment, with one major political party that belongs to the Opposition, and they have included Danton Remoto in the pool of senatorial candidates that their Executive Committee has to vet as its official 12 candidates for senator.Official announcements will be made later this month, and a formal oath-taking will follow. And so, the candidate that Comelec did not want to run in 2007, who was called a nuisance candidate, now belongs to a political party that will slug it out block by block, town by town, city by city, province by province, and region by region, in the great, grand battle of the May 2010 elections.
Where: Ishmael Bernal Art Gallery (at the back of UP Cine Adarna/ Film Center, across the lagoon and beside the UP Carillon) Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Guest Speaker: Atty. Luie Tito F. Guia (a renowned election law expert)