commentary / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

No, the ‘pray the gay away’ conversion therapy never works

Earlier tonight, GMA 7 aired a Lenten special titled “It’s UnPair: Pramis, trulalong labstory itoh” which was produced by The 700 Club Asia. The story is about a gay man who eventually […]

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entertainment / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

STOP GAY-SHAMING: “Why would you judge a child?” asks Bimby

A 23-second online video showing a conversation between Kris Aquino and her 10-year old son Bimby has gone viral this week. In the clip, Bimby was talking to his mom about persistent […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

#BGC11 – Time to end the stereotype of gays as drug addicts and HIV carriers

WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 SPECIAL REPORT The Philippines joined the rest of the world in observing the World AIDS Day last December 1, Friday. However, a recent development starkly illustrated just how […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

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 […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

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 […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

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 […]

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commentary / lgbt rights

#HeterosexualPrideDay – 13 examples of straight privilege in daily life

June is known all over the world as the Pride Month for LGBT people or lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders. For some reason, some quarters propagated the idea of having a “Heterosexual […]

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commentary / entertainment / lgbt rights

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 […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

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, […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / reproductive health issues

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 […]

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#WalangPasok – May 13 2021 declared a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an […]

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How can gov’t workers apply for a 14-day COVID leave?

Second of two parts As previously reported by The Filipino Scribe, government employees can apply for a paid leave of 14 calendar days in case they need to be quarantined due to […]

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CSC grants 14-day paid leave for gov’t workers who get COVID-19

First of two parts Government employees who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 can avail of a 14-day paid leave, according to a memorandum released last year by the Civil […]

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OFWs in Hong Kong go all out in support of ‘Laban ng Lahi 2017’

Hong Kong-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are going all-out in showing their support for the first-ever “Laban ng Lahi” global team marathon challenge, whose international qualifying tournament is set for October 29, […]

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