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COMMENTARY: DepEd, Catholic schools, and LGBT students

(This is the second in a two-part series. The first one can be accessed here.) Despite the noble goals of DepEd’s push for a gender-responsive basic education, this is not likely to go smoothly. At this point we will discuss two major reasons why. 1)

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COMMENTARY: DepEd’s push for gender-responsive education

(This is the first of a two-part series.) Late last month, the Department of Education (DepEd) rolled out its newly-developed framework for a gender-responsive basic education or GRBE. This move came a week after the United States-based Human Rights Watch released a report noting that

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DepEd moves to strengthen protections for LGBT students

The Department of Education has released guidelines for the implementation of its newly-developed gender-responsive  basic education or GRBE policy, which includes strengthened protections for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). This came a week after the United States-based advocacy group Human Rights

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LET HER BE – In defense of Jake Zyrus

Shortly after the lesbian rumors about Charice Pempengo began to surface back in 2012, The Filipino Scribe  wrote that the public should stop from bullying the singer into disclosing her sexual orientation until such time that she is ready to do it. A year after,

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Pinoy LGBTs must address the discrimination within their community

Earlier today, thousands of Filipino LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders) trooped to Marikina City for the annual pride march. As always, the organizers and participants touched on familiar themes of love, equality, and togetherness. Standing up and going out there to promote a cause

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JUST GOT TESTED! – Six reasons to take the HIV test now

The number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus or HIV has been steadily growing in the Philippines in recent years. According to the Department of Health (DOH), there were 9,200 Filipinos who tested positive for the virus, which is an increase of 18% from