Philippines

Global Rainbow Catholics meet in Chicago

Developing partnerships and alliances with Catholic church groups and addressing disadvantage in the lives of LGBTIQ people

Launch of the Global Equality Caucus to tackle LGBT+ discrimination

The Global Equality Caucus is a new international network of parliamentarians and elected representatives aiming to tackle discrimination against LGBT+ people. The Caucus links elected officials across the world regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Philippines: ‘Huwag kang mahiya. Gawa ka ng Diyos’ – Duterte to LGBT community members

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that LGBTQIA community members have nothing to be ashamed of because they are also made by God. Duterte’s statement was but part of a longer speech that was still riddled with misogynistic statement, as well as stereotypes on SOGIE. But all the same, Duterte stressed: “God created all of us. Male, female, tomboy, pati bakla.”

Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.