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.
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
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