LGBTQ+

Loving Out Loud: LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022

By Contributor / June 5, 2022

Loving Out Loud: LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022 By Shawn Evans Quiming HAPI Scholar The LGBTQ+ community and its allies celebrate Pride Month in June, a month filled with colors, love, and… well, pride! What is Pride Month? Pride Month takes place every June to show respect and honor to members of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s […]

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Research: One of the Best Way in Countering Homophobic Propaganda

By Javan Poblador / August 29, 2020

Research: One of the Best Way in Countering Homophobic Propaganda by Joshua Villalobos Bacolod City   In a widely Christian or Catholic country, policies favoring the basic human rights and dignity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender+ (LGBT+) community will need to pass the hole of the needle. Major academic institutions here in the Philippines […]

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

By ADMIN01 / May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020 Cubao, Quezon City Yearly, every 17th of May, we are observing an event that raises awareness of LGBTQ+ Rights which is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. And amidst of us facing this pandemic crisis , we are today celebrating the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. However we all know that […]

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HAPI in Attendance: A Workshop on Protecting LGBTQ+ Families Under the Current Legal Framework

By ADMIN01 / February 22, 2020

HAPI in Attendance: A Workshop on Protecting LGBTQ+ Families Under the Current Legal Framework by Dee Bulaclac February 15, 2020 UP College of Law Diliman, Quezon City An invitation was sent to HAPI a few weeks ago to attend a seminar which aimed to arm LGBTQ+ individuals and their families with appropriate legal knowledge so […]

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Karapatang Pantao

By Javan Poblador / December 10, 2019

Ang human rights o karapatang pantao ay para sa lahat. Hindi ito umiikot sa isang indibidwal lamang. Ang problema, ay hindi napapahalagaan ang karapatang pantao, at alam nating lahat na ang kabuntot nito ay ang matagal nang pinoproblema ng ating mga kababayan. Mga kababayan nating matagal nang tinatahak ang diskriminasyon at pang-aapi, ang mga LGBT. […]

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Bi+ Awareness Conference 2019 with Side B Philippines

By ADMIN01 / September 23, 2019

Bi+ Awareness Conference 2019 with Side B Philippines Quezon City, Philippines September 23, 2019   In line with the International Bi Visibility Day 2019 Celebration, Side B Philippines presented the very first “Bisexual Awareness Conference 2019” last Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Inner Lobby of Quezon City Hall. Typically celebrated on the 23rd of […]

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Stop Blaming a Minority for Wanting the Same Rights As You

By Shane / September 14, 2019

Photo: George Calvelo/ABS-CBN News In light of the divided consensus over the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill in the Senate and the recent brouhahas surrounding transgender woman Gretchen Diez, it’s occurred to me that there is now a greater pushback towards the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines than ever before. […]

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When SOGIE Equality Bill Finds an Ally in a Catholic Activist Nun

By Alvin John Ballares / September 12, 2019

You’re not mistaken; this post is by me, among all people, a secular Humanist. In case you missed it, I don’t believe in any god, not anymore. I believe in humans and their instinct to do what is good and right based on lessons passed on by our ancestors from 6 million years ago. But […]

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We Condemn Gender Discrimination

By Alvin John Ballares / August 14, 2019

The Humanist Alliance Philippines, International condemns the horrendous act of discrimination against transgender woman, Gretchen Diez, by a janitress and the other staff members of Farmers’ Plaza Mall in Cubao. Yesterday, transgender woman Gretchen Diez was humiliated in a mall restroom. Not only that Gretchen was blocked from using the women’s restroom, she was dragged […]

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What Am I Proud of: Quarter-life musings and Pride March

By Alvin John Ballares / July 3, 2019

June 29, 2019, Marikina City   What are you proud of? The question I have been asking myself lately, maybe this moment in life most people call ‘quarter life crisis’ has kicked in, or that Nietzschean brand of obscurity slides in. Add to that is the amount of time I spend, quite a lot, on […]

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