Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
In observance of the World AIDS Day, Task Force Pride again conducted its annual pride march, December 4 at Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
(Anti-LGBT individuals and groups express their reactions during the march.)
This year's theme is "One Love: Stop AIDS, Promote LGBT Human Rights, Keep the Promise" to keep unity among us. It also keeps the people including non-LGBT organizations and individuals aware of the harms caused by AIDS. Lastly, it acknowledges the role of the LGBT community in advocating HIV/AIDS awareness.
Participants of UPLB Babaylan were Jan Erick Alim, Leonel Estay, Joy Lorenzo, Cor Marañan, Keissy Orobia, Gelica Paz, Samuel Brando Piamonte, Vien Posadas, Angelo Salazar.
The march started at around 3 pm and routed the avenues Tomas Morato, Eugenio Lopez and Timog. A program followed right after in which the organization received a certificate of recognition.
Next year ulet!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
This started right after the Campus Rainbow Tour. We wore red ribbons to raise awareness. While marching, we chanted "No! Ayoko! Sa gay discrimination!" and "Bakla't Tibo ng bayan, ngayon ay lumalaban!" This was one of our many ways to fight prejudice. Students, faculties, and other people around the area watched us as we lit the candles one by one. Rev. Ceejay Agbayani led the prayer for the souls of the people who died of AIDS. In this manner, we have reminded the people around us and made it clear that HIV/AIDS hasn't gone away and that there are still many things to be done.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Celebrate Pride with "One Love": The 2010 LGBT Pride March, on December 4 (Saturday) 2:00pm - Tomas Morato, QC.
The Manila Pride March gathers LGBT groups and individuals once a year to promote solidarity within and outside the community. It creates a safe space where LGBTs and their supporters can raise pressing issues. By tradition, Manila Pride March coincides with Hu...man Rights week, to affirm the specific rights claims of the LGBT community.
This year’s theme, “One Love”, pushes for unity. The diversity of the LGBT community is apparent, but this diversity comes at the price of political differences as well. However, this year’s March encourages everyone to view those differences as celebratory instead of damaging; that those differences are merely proof of the community’s dynamism. “One Love” also looks at how it is still possible to see points of convergence and collaboration despite differences.
TrueColors Publishing Inc., the makers of Ketchup Magazine, the only Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) magazine in the Philippines in keeping with its thrust to promote social awareness of LGBT issues, proudly presents Educ8, Liber8, Celebr8: The 8-Campus Rainbow Tour.
This Rainbow Tour brings together noted leaders of the LGBT community to conduct a free symposium targeting students in 8 colleges and universities in the Metro Manila area in an 8-month period from September 2010 to April 2011.
The symposium, which covers various issues including LGBT Politics, Spirituality and Sexuality, Gender Identity and Human Rights & Media Activism, is designed as a “crash course” on human rights and the Filipino LGBT community, their needs and concerns and the advocacy work they carry out in their pursuit of equality and dignity.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
July is our birthday and because
LOVE IS LOVE
it's time to flaunt your love for your partner.
What's stopping you? SHOW US SOME LOVE!
For the LGBT and Friends of LGBT, wear pink on July 21. Fliers, pins, and pink ribbons will be distributed as part of our goal to inform and educate our community about the LGBT.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
In celebration of the AIDS Candlelight Memorial day and World No Tobacco Day, the municipality of Los Baños conducted a program about smoking and HIV-AIDs.
The lectures were about history and effects of smoking, some common STIs and prevention of HIV-AIDs which was discussed by UPLB Babaylan president, Ms. Corina "Allan" Marañan.
Other UPLB Babaylan participants were Benjie Villacruel, Heather "Hero" Arrogante, John Paul "Athena" Romero and yours truly, Samuel Brando "Portia" Piamonte.
High school and college students from different schools participated in the said program.
During Marañan's lecture, participants, as well as facilitators, had fun while listening. Games and prizes were given during her lecture. Moreover, demonstration on proper wearing of condoms was done.
Right after the lectures was the candle lighting where the candles are dedicated to those people who died because of AIDs. Lastly, Villacruel shared his thoughts to the participants.
Ang saya talaga! XD
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Issues surrounding the LGBT Community
This wednesday na! Feb 3, 2010, 1-4PM @ NCAS Auditorium
LGBT IN THE PHILIPPINE POLITICS
Atty. Germaine Leonin
-National Treasurer, ANG LADLAD
-Founding President, Rainbow Rights Project
-Member, Lesbian Advocates Philippines (LEAP)
-former Policy and Advocacy Committee head, Lesbian and Gay Legislative Advocacy Network (LAGABLAB)
THE PHILIPPINE LGBT SITUATION
-Chairperson, AKBAYAN Party List
-UP Babaylan Alumni Member
-The first openly gay USC Chairperson in UP Diliman
LESBIANISM & LGBT IN THE ARTS
Irma Lacorte Capucion
-Faculty member, Department of Humanities, UPLB
LGBT IN LITERATURE
Carlos Piocos III
-Faculty member, Department of Humanities, UPLB
-Palanca Awardee (first place, poetry category)
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.
-Forge unity among LGBT communities in UPLB
-Provide support services for LGBT students
-Promote awareness of LGBT issues in the university
-Lesbian and Gay Rights Advocacies
-Gender Sensitivity Workshops
-Conference and Symposia on LGBT issues
-Networking with National and International LGBT Organizations
-Manila Pride March
-World AIDS Campaign
-International Day Against Homophobia
-Transgender Day of Remembrance
-Gender, Sex and Sexuality
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