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The Philippines is set to re-discuss allowing same-sex civil partnerships following a renewed push from Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez. Initial attempts stalled last year. The bill aims to allow people into an official union “whether they are of the opposite or of the same sex.” Another aspect of the bill will make civil partnerships a bit more equal to marriage, allowing civil partners to adopt, own property and get spousal support. “It aims to be a landmark effort to provide civil rights,...

Christians showed up at a Pride festival with signs that apologized for past injustices. Jamilah Salvador, 19, posted pictures to Twitter of the signs that she saw at Pride in Marikina City, Philippines. “I literally cried when I saw this ,” she wrote. “Imagine living in a society with nothing but love and respect for each other.” I literally cried when I saw this kanina. Imagine living in a society with nothing but love and respect for each other. source

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just referred to himself as a “cured” gay. Duterte made the statement during a joint summit in Tokyo with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. During a speech there, Duterte referred to his longtime political rival, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as gay. “You ask any gay person who sees Trillanes move, they’ll say he’s gay,” Duterte said in his remarks. “Good thing Trillanes and I are similar. But I cured myself…When I began a relationship with Zimmerman,...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (image via Flickr/Prachatai)Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial president of the Philippines, joked during a trip to Japan that he had once been gay but ‘cured’ himself upon meeting his ex-wife. Duterte was in Tokyo for bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and during a public appearance he mocked a political opponent, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, for moving like a gay person. Rappler, a Filipino newspaper, reports that Duterte was...

Filipino Web Series “Hanging Out” / Image via YoutubeAnother country in Asia might be considering gay unions and marriage equality. Last week, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages. The country’s lawmakers updated national law after the Supreme Court gave them two years to do so through a historic 2017 ruling. Now, the world is wondering which Asian countries will follow Taiwan’s lead. Thailand is already on the journey towards...
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Vida and Verna were each other's first female crush which lasted 15 years until they were reunited Verna and Vida Base were destined to fall in love. They would just have to wait 15 years for it to happen. Their love story goes back 17 years when they first met at a prestigious all-girls schools in Cebu, Philippines. Vida, a model and beauty pageant star and Verna, a financial connoisseur first caught each other’s eyes in 2002. Vida, 27, the self-confessed nerd had...
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A gay man is sharing how he, his boyfriend, and his friends were arrested for “loitering.” Ttam Nanaramid recently posted to Facebook the story of how a new Presidential order led to the arrest of him and his friends. On Saturday, June 16, he, his partner, and his friends were waiting outside another friend’s apartment for her to come out and join them for a bar crawl. As he wrote on Facebook: “My partner and I were not even paying attention… and the...
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This is why we love fashion… When we first found out that Pietro Boselli had joined forces with Bench Body PH for their latest collection, we knew we were in for a treat. First we we treated to his scorching Bench Body shoot, and then there was his own footage from behind-the-scenes on set of his Philippines adventure. But now Pietro returned to Manila for a very revealing runway look, which essentially involved him walking the event in just his underwear. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbo6y9GDR-Y/ To mark...
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Earlier today, the Philippines’s House of Representatives approved a bill that will protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. The vote for House Bill Number 4982 or an Act Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression, aka SOGIE, was unanimous with a 197 to 0 count at its third and final reading. The now House passed bill, which was co-written by transgender Representative Geraldine Roman last year, hopes to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination by penalizing those...
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Raspado has long been an advocate for ending HIV and fighting stigma in the Philippines The first man from Southeast Asia to win Mr Gay World is not just a pretty face and wants to help the LGBTI community. John F. Raspado was the first Filipino to win the prestigious competition when he was crowned Mr Gay World 2017 in Madrid on Wednesday. On top of winning the title, Raspado also swept many of the top categories including; Best in Swimwear, Best...
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We've been enjoying all of the Instagram snaps shared by scantily clad Pietro Boselli. And although "world’s hottest math teacher" recently moved his vacation over to the sunny beaches of Miami, you can take in some of his favorite sights and scenes from his trip to the Philippines in this video diary post shared to YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=318&v=3_ms_C3ElA0 Source
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"I can't breathe!" Uber’s latest commercial features a gay man who discovers he’s sharing a ride with his longtime crush. The spot, which debuted in the Philippines this week, is based on a true story, one recounted in a series of tweets by an Uber user who realized the guy he was sharing an UberPool with was someone he’s been pining over for years. The spot ends with the tagline “Because sometimes, it’s more than just a ride. It’s the moment you’ve...
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People could face a massive fine or up to 60 days in jail if they break the law designed to protect LGBTI people Two huge regions in the Philippines’ have passed new laws which will protect people against discrimination. Baguio City located in the populous Luzon region passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination and fostering equal protection of the law regardless of sexuality and gender identity, religion, ethnicity and disability and age. Punishments for violating the law include a fine between P1,000 to...

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