Bi+ Awareness Conference 2019 with Side B Philippines

Posted by Dwengster | Posted on 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 September, Bi Visibility Day is a call to recognize and celebrate bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives. Side B Philippines is considered as the only Bi Collective in the Philippines aiming to foster more information about the silent B in LGBTQ+

There are many myths about bisexuality and so this conference aimed to debunk those myths so people would better understand bisexuality as a human nature and SOGIE category.

The aim of this conference is to provide more information about bisexuality in the Philippines and also to debunk the common myths associated with bisexuality. There is no question about their existence. It is just now a matter of educating people, to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community if they do belong in that group.

The Bi+ Awareness Conference 2019 was sponsored by the Quezon City Local Government under Mayor Joy Belmonte and the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus with keynote speakers Ryan Silverio, ASC Regional Coordinator, and Councilor Mayen Juico who penned the Gender-Fair Ordinance which was implemented in Quezon City since November 28, 2014.

Quezon City Councilor Mayen Juico as one of the keynote speakers
Ryan Silverio, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus Regional Coordinator, giving the closing remarks

#BAConPH19 #sidebphil #sidebph #lgbtqia #bisexual

 

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Side B Philippines is a partner organization of HAPI and has been always helpful in providing our organization with the needed help in promoting SOGIE issues and providing more information to the humanist community in the Philippines with regards to LGBTQ+ issues especially those on workplace environment discrimination and labor opportunities for the LGBTQ+
HAPI has always been supportive of Side B Philippines’ projects and some members of HAPI are also from Side B Philippines.
The Side B Philippines TRIUMVIRATE: Raffy Aquino, Rhye Labrador-Gentoleo, and Fire de Ubago-Sia
For more info on Side B Philippines, visit their Facebook Page:
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Intermission number by Luka, performing Dolly Parton’s iconic song “9 to 5” to shed light on more workplace opportunities for the LGBTQ+

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Dee Bulaclac

An NGO practitioner for almost two decades, Dee Bulaclac is a humanist and equal rights advocate who wants to promote critical thinking skills through education, civilized discussions and having a resolute voice in the darkness. Currently he is also HAPI’s Chief Finance Officer and Brand Specialist.

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