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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Statement On The Trans-Profiling Of Makati Police

“Project X-Men” of the Makati PNP is a form of discrimination and harrasment against transgender women. This act of profiling transwomen is a serious threat to human dignity and rights. This is reminiscent of police interference and even memories of brutality before Stone Wall as well as the raids of gay establishments in Metro Manila […]

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Statement on the Recent Discrimination of a Transwoman in a Shopping Mall in Quezon City

What Ms. Gretchen Diez experienced was one of many and daily forms of harassment and discrimination that many transgender persons experience in the Philippines. What transpired was one of the clearest and most evident expressions of discrimination and transphobia in our Philippine Society. LGBTQI+ persons, especially Transgender persons are on the receiving end not only […]

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A Church in the Philippines Seeks to Form an LGBT+ Choir

  Open Table Metropolitan Community Church (or Open Table MCC) is an LGBT+ affirming Christian Church based in Quezon City, Philippines, that aspires to form probably the country’s first LGBT+ chorus. The choir Open Table MCC is forming will be called the Proud Faith Chorale, with hopes that its members will have a wide range […]

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Salvation in Coming Out

2016 10 12 Our coming out like that of Jesus is not a onetime event. It will be a series and a lifetime indeed of coming outs, crucifixions, resurrections, empty tombs and expelling demons who know our true selves as children of God. Coming out is not alien to Jesus. The greatest story ever told, […]

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