Actress Anne Curtis asks lawmakers to support LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination bill

BuyBust star Anne Curtis posted on Instagram Stories yesterday to encourage senators Vicente “Tito” Sotto, Manny Pacquiao, and Joel Villanueva to support the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression Equality Bill (SOGIE). The SOGIE bill aims to prohibit acts of discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. It recognizes ...

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Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls. He’s...

UPDATED: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ returns to Manila in screening with live orchestra 

UPDATED: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ returns to Manila in screening with live orchestra 

(UPDATED), 1st UPDATE. Music plays a huge role in Call Me by Your Name and in an upcoming Manila screening of the Oscar-winning film, it’ll play an even bigger one....

Pro basketball player defends LGBT+ community, says ‘labeling sexuality is a joke’

Pro basketball player defends LGBT+ community, says ‘labeling sexuality is a joke’

“Macho” Filipino men may be all about basketball but one of the Philippine Basketball Association’s players just schooled everyone that seeing beyond sexual...

Person pisses off gay nightclub for asking if they have HIV+ people in their establishment

Person pisses off gay nightclub for asking if they have HIV+ people in their establishment

Just when you think Philippine society has made progress, things like this happen. Yesterday, Nectar Nightclub, a gay nightclub located in Taguig City, posted a screenshot of what...

Filipino Christian group apologizes to LGBT+ members at Metro Manila Pride March

Filipino Christian group apologizes to LGBT+ members at Metro Manila Pride March

All the positive feels. Members of the country’s LGBT+ community were pleasantly surprised when they saw a group of Christians showing their support for them at the Metro...

Rally for equality as PH Supreme Court considers gay marriage

Rally for equality as PH Supreme Court considers gay marriage

Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila on Saturday calling for the legalization of same-sex marriage as the Philippines’ top court considers a landmark...

Quezon City shows support for LGBTQ+ community through their #PRIDEstrian initiative

Quezon City shows support for LGBTQ+ community through their #PRIDEstrian initiative

Walk with pride at Araneta’s fabulous new rainbow pedestrian lane! The Facebook account of the Araneta Center, a commercial area located in Cubao, Quezon City, posted photos...

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

While the Philippines is mostly tolerant towards transgender women, this acceptance is — for the most part — still on the surface level. Many Filipinos are still...

Singer Ice Seguerra starts hormone therapy, calls it a ‘big risk’

Singer Ice Seguerra starts hormone therapy, calls it a ‘big risk’

Singer and former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ice Seguerra has divulged yesterday that he is in the midst of hormone replacement therapy, calling it a “big...


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