Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Birth of UPLB Babaylan

UPLB BABAYLAN is an LGBT organization newly founded in the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos. It was on July 6, 2009 when 41 individuals gathered at the Humanities Steps and marked its establishment. 

UP BABAYLAN is the leading
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) students' support group in all campuses of the State University which believes in the inherent equality of all persons regardless of status or condition. For the organization, this inherent equality implies that human beings should not be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

The Organization's views on major issues confronting the nation, particularly as they affect the lives of Filipino lesbians and gays are heard and treated as the stand of the LGBT community of the University. It helps empower the latter by educating them on their rights as members of society, concomitantly teaching them how to effectively assert the exercise of these rights.

Watch out for our FABULOUS Launching Activities!

UPLB, Get Ready for SOMETHING PINK.



Beginnings

Beginnings
It was on July 6, 2009 when 41 individuals gathered at the Humanities Steps and marked the establishment of UPLB Babaylan, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students' support group which believes in the inherent equality of all persons regardless of status or condition. For the organization, this inherent equality implies that human beings should not be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Goals
-Forge unity among LGBT communities in UPLB
-Provide support services for LGBT students
-Promote awareness of LGBT issues in the university

Projects
-Lesbian and Gay Rights Advocacies
-Gender Sensitivity Workshops
-Conference and Symposia on LGBT issues
-Networking with National and International LGBT Organizations

Campaigns
-Manila Pride March
-World AIDS Campaign
-International Day Against Homophobia
-Transgender Day of Remembrance
-Anti-Discrimination Bill

Educational Discussions
-Gender, Sex and Sexuality
-HIV/AIDS
-Human Rights
-Vagrancy Law
-Anti-Discrimination Bill
-Gay Lingo

Contact Information
email - uplbbabaylan@gmail.com | mobile - +639162764398