#SulongVAKLASH: HolyEquality – SOGIE Equality Bill & Freedom Of Religion

#SulongVAKLASH! Several church groups and conservatives oppose the SOGIE Equality Bill – the bill that seeks to address the discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. These conservatives often cite concerns that the proposed bill “oversteps” on their freedom of religion. They even claim that such a bill is no longer necessary […]

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#SulongVAKLASH: LGBTQIA+ Rights Are Human Rights – Senator Risa Hontiveros

The following is the solidarity message of Risa Hontiveros for the LGBTQIA+ community for our recent webinar, #HolyEquality: SOGIE Equality Bill and Freedom of Religion. Magandang araw, Open Table Metropolitan Community Church. Thank you so much for inviting me to share some thoughts with you. But more importantly, thank you for having this conversation on […]

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Pemberton’s Pardon: An Insult And An Injury

The president gave Mr. Pemberton, the convicted murderer of Jennifer Laude, an absolute pardon and the reason the president gave was that Mr. Pemberton was treated unfairly. If there was anything unfair it was the following facts: (1) Mr. Pemberton was placed in a special facility instead of the normal prison facility in Bilibid; (2) […]

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SOGIE Oppression and Patriarchy – Online Class

This is the online session of Open Table MCC about the basics of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression, or SOGIE – which is important to learn about especially for advocates of LGBTQ+ rights. Where does SOGIE-based oppression come from, and how does patriarchy play a role in that oppression? What is patriarchy in the […]

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Basics of SOGIE – Online Class

This is the online session of Open Table MCC about the basics of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression, or SOGIE – which is important to learn about especially for advocates of LGBTQ+ rights. Anatomical Sex – Sex (sometimes called biological sex, anatomical sex, or physical sex) is comprised of things like genitals, chromosomes, hormones, […]

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