Oliva won’t pursue case against man who violated LGBT Code of Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/02/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines—Mandaue City Treasurer Lawyer Regal Oliva has decided not to pursue the cases she filed against Roch Dungog, who posted “derogatory remarks” about the city’s pride flag last June during the city’s celebration of pride…

LGBT+ campaigners in Georgia call off pride march after office attack

Reuters 07/06/2021

MOSCOW — LGBT+ campaigners in Georgia called off a pride march on Monday after violent groups opposed to the event stormed and ransacked their office in the capital Tbilisi and targeted activists and journalists. Activists launched five…

We are family

Raoul J. Chee Kee 06/20/2021

At 7 years old, Bjorn Lao knew he was different. Growing up, the Laoag City-based businessman preferred Barbie dolls over the toy guns, cars, robots and G.I. Joe figures his dad Johnny Lao bought for him and…

‘I don’t want to lie’: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

10/05/2020

Yangon, Myanmar—Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His decision to enter the political fray came after…

Cebu companies pledge support for LGBT+ employees

PR 12/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Member companies of the Philippine Financial and Inter-industry Pride (PFIP) in Cebu recently gathered to celebrate the group’s first anniversary. During its anniversary celebration, business leaders of the member-companies renewed their support to…

FACES OF CEBU: May Ann Nuñez, 25

CDN Digital Social Media Team 10/19/2019

I gave her 15 days. I told myself that I will ignore her because of what she did. My girlfriend of two and half years chose her friends over me. She said she is happier with them…

SOGIE bill won’t promote equality; only ‘special’ rights to LGBT – solon

08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of promoting equality, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill will only “unduly give special rights” to some members of society at the expense of others, a lawmaker said…

Duterte favors separate comfort room for LGBTQ community – Panelo

08/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is in favor of a separate restroom/comfort room for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, his spokesman said Monday. “Sabi niya (Duterte) dapat meron nang third…

Stop labelling LGBT community — Cardinal Tagle

07/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Stop enclosing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community in labels. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said this Tuesday as he called the youth to avoid discriminating others. “LGBTQ…

Youth group in Alegria culminates Pride Month with sustainable-eco friendly activity

Immae Lachica 07/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation in Alegria town, southwestern Cebu culminated the Pride Month with a different touch, highlighting sustainable-eco tourism through urban-type of gardening. Keym Yong Leguiz, 22, the SK Chairman of Alegria, told…

Accounts manager joins Cebu Pride March to fulfill wish of deceased bisexual friend

Immae Lachica 07/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—She joined the Cebu City Pride March on June 22 to fulfill a close friend’s dream. Hendy Abendan, 26, brought with her a frame photo of her good friend Isaac Saguit during the march from…

Cum laude shows off LGBT colors in graduation picture

Immae Lachica 06/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—June is when the LGBT community celebrates Pride Month. One graduating of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu chose to celebrate Pride Month by sharing his graduation picture highlighting the LGBT colors in a…

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