'It was lacking in empathy and understanding.'
Earlier this week, beauty queen and Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina posted an Instagram photo of herself surrounded by colors of the rainbow in honor of Pride Month and a ball celebrating gender equality. The internet quickly called her out for
'I dont need to win Miss Universe. I just need to be here.'
Miss Universe Spain Angela Ponce didn't make it to the Top 20, but she made history as the first transgender woman to join the international competition (and forever earned a special place in our hearts in the process)! Back in
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
The Marco Marco runway at NYFW broke some major barriers.
Over the weekend, Los Angeles-based designer Marco Marco unveiled his newest collection as part of New York Fashion Week-and it was a boundary-breaking runway because all 34 models cast identify as transgender. Though it's not uncommon for
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
YAS QUEEN!
26-year-old model Angela Ponce beat out 22 other contestants and took home the title of Miss Universe Spain at the country's national pageant. She is now set to compete this December and will be the first openly trans
'We are not defined by how or where we are born.'
Beauty queens Catriona Gray (Miss Universe Philippines 2018) and Laura Lehmann (Miss World Philippines 2017) share their thoughts about the first transgender woman, √Āngela Ponce of Spain, joining the Miss Universe competition."Personally, I have no problem with it," says Catriona, who
'Hindi lahat ng masculine-looking girls ay marunong mag-basketball.'
Sure, we think Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are the cutest, and sure, we have nothing but love for Angelina Mead King, but we still have a long way to go in eradicating ignorance and prejudice in our everyday experiences with
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
Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on October 20, 2017!
The magazine has featured trans models in the past, but this is the first time a trans woman is holding the title of "Playmate." The first transgender woman to pose for Playboy was Tula in September 1991. Let's keep breaking
This is his first public relationship after coming out as a trans man.
After a public breakup with long-term girlfriend Alyssa Quijano in April, Jake Zyrus has moved on to his new love Shyre Aquino, a fitness guru and nutritionist. On August 14, Shyre posted some PDA-filled snaps with Jake on her Instagram
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,
And she's got the documents to prove it.
Rustom Padilla is now legally known as Binibini "BB" Gandanghari and is recognized as a woman."BB filed her identity change request-for both her name and gender identity-on August 2016 before the Orange County Courthouse in California," reports Philstar.com.
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
Congresswoman Geraldine Roman is in 'Motto' magazine's 2016 list, alongside Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, and Daisy Ridley.
Geraldine Roman, the first open transgender politician in the Philippines, has made it to Motto Magazine's list of Inspiring Women of 2016. Motto, a subsidiary of TIME Magazine, highlighted Geraldine's win in the May polls and her subsequent rally for
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'
Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on September 21, 2016!
1 Say it ain't so! Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on September 19, PEOPLE reports. According to papers, Angelina cited "irreconcilable differences" for their separation. Brad gave an official statement to the magazine saying, "I am very
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