In June 2019, the HIV/AIDS & ART Registry of the Philippines reported 1,006 newly confirmed HIV-positive individuals. Notably, 29% were among youth 15-24 years old; 95% were male. Almost all (99%) were infected through sex.
Members of the Global Equality Caucus held a series of meetings in Tokyo last week (19-20 September 2019) with politicians from the Asia-Pacific region to highlight priorities for LGBT+ rights campaigns in their countries.
Delegates from more than 300 municipalities join global Fast-Track Cities conference on urban HIV, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. In a video message shown during the CSC event, Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman reminded the public that they should not be swayed by “smear campaigns or fear-mongering” of those opposed to SOGIE bill.
In a meeting at Malacañang on Monday evening with representatives of the LGBTQ community, Duterte expressed support for the SOGIE bill.
HIV and LGBTI community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the 3rd HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region
After transgender woman Gretchen Diez was rejected from using the bathroom on the basis of sex, Senator Risa Hontiveros renewed her call for Congress to pass the SOGIE equality bill.
A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives has called for an investigation on the alleged discrimination against a transgender woman in a Quezon City mall.
The janitress who prevented Diez from using a women's restroom drops her complaint against Diez, but the transgender woman vows to 'pursue legal action'
Developing partnerships and alliances with Catholic church groups and addressing disadvantage in the lives of LGBTIQ people
Parades to celebrate gay pride were held around the world this weekend, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York.