Filipina beauty pageant contestant opens up about girlfriend during competition

Beauty pageants are big in the Philippines, but this year’s Binibining Cebu (Miss Cebu) competition is being talked about for something other than the competition itself. It started out as a quiet news story out of Cebu City on Visayas island last week, but it is now making some noise internationally. Last Thursday, Inquirer’s Cebu Daily News ...

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Manila executive finds purpose after coming out as gay

Manila executive finds purpose after coming out as gay

As a young treasury executive in the 1990s, Randy Estrellado was offered a promotion on the condition that he get married, marking a turning point in his road to coming out as a...

Laoag City prohibits employees from using derogatory terms vs LGBTs

Laoag City prohibits employees from using derogatory terms vs LGBTs

It’s sad that they felt it necessary, but the Office of the City Administrator of Laoag City has put out a memorandum directing all city employees to refrain from using...

Alvarez to file ‘civil union’ bill for same-sex, live-in couples

Alvarez to file ‘civil union’ bill for same-sex, live-in couples

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is proposing a bill to legalize ‘civil unions,’ which he said will benefit same sex couples and heterosexual couples who want to live...

Here Together: Members and supporters of LGBT community celebrate Pride March 2017

Here Together: Members and supporters of LGBT community celebrate Pride March 2017

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community waved rainbow flags for the annual pride march on Saturday to press for equal rights and condemn...

‘I’m sorry Christians shunned you’: Pastor spreads love at LGBT Pride March

‘I’m sorry Christians shunned you’: Pastor spreads love at LGBT Pride March

Religious groups picketing the LGBT pride parade has been the norm everywhere every year. They hold their signs and Bibles and stand on the sidelines shouting...

Filipino representative wins Mr. Gay World 2017

Filipino representative wins Mr. Gay World 2017

The Philippines continues to dominate the pageant scene with the victory of John Raspado in Mr. Gay World 2017. Raspado is the first Filipino winner of the pageant, which was held...

Pageant for lesbian cops aims to end gender discrimination within the force

Pageant for lesbian cops aims to end gender discrimination within the force

Here’s how Philippine police are trying to end discrimination in their ranks. Police Officer 2 Clarissa Santos is the first ever winner of “Gwapulis Din 2017,” a...

Fashion designer Francis Libiran exchange vows with partner in romantic Boracay ceremony

Fashion designer Francis Libiran exchange vows with partner in romantic Boracay ceremony

It was more than just a ceremony: it was a celebration of love. As their family and friends looked on, moved by their vows of forever, top local fashion designer Francis Libiran...


 

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Yes, we have a transwoman in Congress. Yes, we laugh at gay humor as displayed on noon time variety shows. Yes, we’re generally okay with the LGBT+ community, but hey, this conservative country is still thousands of miles away from gender equality. Here’s where we can talk about inequality and discrimination. We're always looking to write about fresh insights and refreshing stories from our LGBT friends. Don’t worry, we’ll share light and fun pieces too. After all, what's an LGBT+ section without a display of all the colorful and artistic stuff from this talented community?