Fans gush over volleyball stars Deanna Wong and Ivy Lacsina’s TikTok video

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/07/2022

CEBU, Philippines — Cebuana volleyball star Deanna Wong shared a video of her dancing the ‘Hit You With A Blink’ TikTok challenge together with fellow volleyball star and rumored girlfriend Ivy Lacsina on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.…

Cities share best practices during first day of LCP national convention in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first of the three-day League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) convention in Cebu City, scheduled from August 16 to August 18, 2022, became an avenue for city mayors to share with…

Deanna Wong hindi naging madali ang pag-amin noon sa mga magulang: Hindi kami nagkasundo

Therese Arceo 06/13/2022

ISINIWAT ng volleyball superstar na si Deanna Wong na hindi naging madali ang kanyang journey sa pg-amin sa kanyang mga magulang ukol sa kanyang gender preference. Ito ang inamin ng dalaga sa kanyang panayam sa brodkaster na…

LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination measure pushed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The discrimination of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others or LGBTQ+ based on their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression Equality (SOGIE) will soon be penalized in Cebu City.  Councilor…

American Landing celebration in Talisay to feature beach volley contest for men, women, LGBTQ spikers

Glendale G. Rosal 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 12 pairs will strut their spiking prowess when the 77th American Landing Anniversary Beach Volleyball Tournament unfolds at the Liberation Park beachfront in Poblacion, Talisay City on Friday, March 25,…

LGBTQ+ Ukrainians fight for their country and their rights

Thomson Reuters Foundation 03/22/2022

Before Russia invaded Ukraine three weeks ago, Oleg used to get up early every day to walk his dogs along the wide, French-inspired boulevards of the capital, Kyiv. He had been planning a cycling trip to Odessa…

PH bet to Miss Universe tilt breaks a barrier

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY—A lesbian made history on Thursday when she was the first member of the LGBTQIA+ community to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines, which makes her the country’s representative in this leading international beauty contest to be…

True Colors: Cebu professionals celebrate identity, bares personal stories this Pride Month

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo, Mark Kavin Salomon, Rhobie A. Ruaya 06/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pride Month is an emotional and magical time for the LGBTQ community. If it weren’t for the pandemic, bright colors of the rainbow would’ve adorned the streets and loud music could be heard…

LGBTQ+ communities in Cebu City celebrate Pride Month

Doris C. Bongcac 06/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- Members of the different LGBTQ+ communities in Cebu City gathered last weekend to celebrate Pride Month. In Barangay Luz, SEMRAB in partnership with its Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) organized Miss Pride, a beauty pageant, to…

Biden marks Pride Month with memorial, LGBTQ envoy

Agence France Presse 06/26/2021

WASHINGTON – Joe Biden marked Pride Month with joyful optimism and somber reflection Friday as the US president named an LGBTQ rights envoy and created a national memorial marking the deadliest tragedy to hit the country’s gay…

Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws

10/22/2020

ROME —Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday, October 22, 2020, that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gays.…

People & Ideas: Celebrating individuality in the month of Pride

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 06/27/2020

In this day and age, most of us know that meeting someone who identifies themselves as part of the LGBTQ community is no longer a surprise. What we do not know is that most of the LGBTQ…

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