‘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…

Member of Cebu City’s LGBT community found dead

Paul Lauro and Zena V. Magto 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The body of a man, who was later on identified as Raymud Mabini, was found in a slope located around 200 to 300 meters away from his home in the mountain barangay of…

Cebu pride in Kevin Garcia’s attire for Mr. Fahrenheit 2019

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/30/2019

Kevin Ponce Garcia will showcase Cebuano culture and pride as he represents the province tonight, March 30, for Mr. Fahrenheit 2019 at F Club in Quezon City Garcia will be wearing a barong, which represents the beaches…

Cebuano marathoner Kevin Ponce Garcia to join Gay World Philippines’ Mr. Fahrenheit 2019

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebuano marathoner accepted the challenge to represent Cebu in an upcoming national pageant Mr. Fahrenheit staged by the LGBT community in the Philippines. Kevin Ponce Garcia will be Cebu’s pride for Mr.…

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