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#JusticeForJenniferLaude trended on Twitter on September 7, 2020.
On September 7, 2020, #JusticeForJenniferLaude started trending on Twitter, right after President Duterte pardoned U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convincted of killing transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude in 2014. The following year, he was sentenced to 10 years
The LGBTQ+ fight is OUR fight.
On Tuesday, a transgender woman was handcuffed and detained for an unjust vexation complaint filed against her by a mall janitor, according to Inquirer. Gretchen Diez simply wanted to use the women's bathroom at Farmers Plaza, but cleaner Chayra Ganal stopped
Earlier this week, it was reported that Anne Curtis would be playing a trans man on the July 13 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.As part of its 28th anniversary, the anthology series adapted the story of Marrz Balaoro, a 62-year-
Apparently the show is 'a fantasy'...EYE. FREAKIN. ROLL.
Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Kelsey Merritt were just some of the models who walked the catwalk in their lingerie for the 2018 Victoria's Secret show.While Victoria's Secret has previously praised themselves for championing diversity by including
She still prefers natural-born women to be crowned Miss Universe.
On July 12, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Marquez was quoted as saying, "I have nothing against transgenders. I'm really proud na sobrang happy, out na talaga, and everyone is respecting them, 'di ba? Pero Miss Universe per se, sana
Are you ready to fight for and alongside them as sisters-in-arms?
Though we've made strides in shedding a light to #HerStory and advocating how we can #PressForProgress, the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus challenges our notions of womanhood pointing out that, "when we #PressForProgress for women, we must ask: For which women?"In a
Can LGBT couples start a family?
Graduate college? Check. Get a job? Check! Get married, have kids? Check?That may be the path most people follow-some because they really want to and others because of societal pressure-but for the LGBT community in the Philippines, it's
According to the Filipino LGBTQ+ community.
A few years ago, a young and talented singer named Charice Pempengco came out as a lesbian, then subsequently introduced the world to her then-girlfriend, Alyssa Quijano.Flash-forward to 2017 and Charice-who once told Oprah that his "soul is
From mother and son to father and daughter.
Both Eric Maison and his 15-year-old son Corey know the genders they were assigned at birth don't match their gender identities. Four years ago, Corey told her parents that while she had been raised as a boy, she is,
Jesi Corcuera was paired off with Paulo Avelino during his 'StarStruck' days.
In 2007, Jesi Corcuera joined GMA's reality talent show, StarStruck. At that time, Jesi-who was openly lesbian-got paired off with fellow StarStruck contestant Paulo Avelino. StarStruck participants, after all, were traditionally paired off as possible "love teams."Ito ang @
Avoid making these comments, even if you have the best intentions.
Transgenderism is a topic that we, as a culture, aren't all that familiar with-we don't even have laws in the Philippines that acknowledge transgender rights. As with most things people don't understand, reactions vary; some are derisive while
We need to start recognizing the transgender community.
Now that we know a little bit more about transgender issues, we wanted to learn about the state of transgenderism in the Philippines-specifically in terms of the kinds of rights trans people have and how much institutional support they get.Let'
'Gender is only one aspect of who we are.'
Transgenderism is still such a new concept in the Philippines. Some people dismiss it as "just a phase," while others reject it completely due to ignorance and fear.To help us better understand this issue, we consulted five trans Pinays on what
'If you are only comfortable with me in the bedroom then you are not comfortable with yourself.'
1. Don't refer to me as a "tranny." Sure, while you might see a lot of trans porn stars labeling themselves that way, many trans women experience it as derogatory. The term "tranny" makes me feel like a thing rather than
A transgender woman opens up about her struggles with being accepted by the people in her life.
Janlee Dungca opens up about how transitioning changed her life for the better.
Janlee Dungca talks to us about how she became secure in her identity, and how she's passionate about helping other people acknowledge and accept their own.When did you realize you were a woman?See, most members of the LGBT community
Just recently, car enthusiast and Joey Mead's husband, Ian King, has officially come out as Angelina Mead King through an Instagram post with the caption:"My rock and my number one supporter! @joeymeadking I Love You! #loveislove #beproud #betruebeyou #lovewins #transgender #
A guide on how to be a better ally to our transgender sisters and brothers.
Over the weekend, Joey Mead King's husband, Ian King, made waves on social media after coming out as a transgender woman who now goes by the name of Angelina Mead King. According to Philstar, Angelina was "met with so much acceptance