Newlywed LGBT couple: Love is powerful

Immae Lachica 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The stars aligned as a unique union between a lesbian and a gay man happened on March 7, 2020 at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City. This one of a…

LGBTQA members react online on the recent CR fiasco issue

Immae Lachica 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— After the comfort room fiasco at a mall in Quezon City involving one transwoman, the other LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies) members were quick to share their thoughts online. The LGBTQA…

LGBTQIA+ groups to show off colors at ‘6014 Pride Parade’ in Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Close to a hundred organizations belonging to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and their allies (LGBTQIA+) in Cebu will converge for a show of color and beauty in Mandaue City…

British lesbian wins visa rights case

AFP 07/04/2018

A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognized. “QT”, who entered…

Indonesia police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

AP 10/08/2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dozens of men, including several foreigners, were arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday, as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face increased hostility in the world’s…

LGBT people are human beings too

03/22/2017

LGBT people are no different from heterosexual people. They are also human beings, they are citizens of our country, they have rights. But how come they experience inequality? How come they face more adverse, critical public attitude…

Woman shot dead in Lapu

Norman V. Mendoza 03/18/2017

A woman, who was buying food outside of her house in Purok Capricorn, Barangay Pajo in Lapu-Lapu City, died after she was shot by a still unidentified suspect, Friday night. Kathleen Ann Barrientos, 23, died from a…

Transgender congresswoman named Inspiring Woman of 2016 by Time

Apple Ta-as 10/17/2016

TIME Magazine has listed Geraldine Roman, Bataan First District representative, as one of the most inspiring women of 2016. Rep. Roman was included for being the first transgender to join the Philippine Congress. The magazine has also…

Forum: Hontiveros lobbies for universal health care

Juli Ann M. Sibi 12/06/2015

LIBERAL Party senatorial candidate and former PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros is lobbying for a four-point universal health care agenda, such as better doctors, cheaper medicine, empowerment of health workers, and proper health education during a forum last…

Bishop Soc: Jesus Christ died for all, including LGBTs

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/18/2015

But CPCP president says a same-sex union is ‘not a marriage’ “Be holy and aspire to become saints. This was the challenge posed by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual (LGBT) community…

Archbishop Villegas calls on LGBT community to aspire to become holy, saints

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/17/2015

Be holy and aspire to become saints. This was the challenged posed by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual (LGBT) community during a convention on family and life by Catholic leaders in…

Envoy visits Cebu for LGBT Pride Month

PR 06/30/2015

THE United States Embassy in Manila celebrated the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month with a reception in Cebu hosted by US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg last June 24. This was the first…

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