Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Let's make it our Christmas wish that everyone will grant us, LGBT, the respect that we need and let them have the wisdom to understand our plight.

Let it be our new year's resolution to educate and liberate our fellow LGBT so that they may have the courage to fight for their rights.


Merry Christmas and 
a Happy New Year!
from


Sunday, December 5, 2010

UPLB Babaylan Participates in Manila Pride March 2010

by Sam Piamonte


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

UPLB Babaylan Commemorates World AIDS Day in UP Los Baños

by Vien Posadas

December 1 is World AIDS Day. This year's theme is "Universal Access and Human Rights."




We, the UPLB Babaylan, together with Atty. Germaine Leonin, Oscar Atadero, Rev. Ceejay Agbayani, Santy Layno, Vic Alba, and the rest of the people behind the Campus Rainbow Tour, marched our way from the NCAS Auditorium to the Carabao Park in UP Los Baños where we lit candles in commemoration of the World AIDS day.

The UPLB Babaylan members who were present in this event were Cor Marañan, Dhayle Fabia, Erick Alim, Gelica Paz, Jamie Delos Reyes, Jette Santos, Kevin Ripas, Kiko Orobia, Sam Piamonte, Shelia Abucay (alumna), and Vien Posadas.


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.




Campus Rainbow Tour 12.01.2010






Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

MANILA PRIDE MARCH 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.

 

8-Campus Rainbow Tour


EDUC8, LIBER8, CELEBR8: The 8-Campus Rainbow Tour will be in UPLB on December 1.

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

The White Rave Party: Beernaked 2

UPLB Babaylan would like to thank the following:

Sponsors:
PHYSIKA, UP Applied Physics Society;
Sigma Beta Sorority;
Theta Epsilon Sorority;
UP Varrons Ltd.;

Guests:
Ang Ladlad, Laguna;
UP Babaylan;
Sir Mike Lopez;

..and to the hundreds who celebrated with us.

We hope to see you in our future activities, 
especially in Beernaked 3. Thank you very much! 








Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exactly ONE WEEK to Go before BEERNAKED 2!


Don't miss the most-awaited party of the year in Los Baños! Get your tickets now!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BEERNAKED II




It's official! The much awaited party in Los Banos, will be on September 9, 2010 at Level 1 Superclub.
Attire: Wear WHITE. Dress to impress.
Drinks: Free-flowing flood of Booze and deadly Cocktails
Tickets are sold at Php170 each. For reservations, text 09272898049.
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. GET YOURS NOW.



Orientation 07.21.2010



Orientation at One Caldi Place, UP Los Banos, Laguna last July 21st 2010.

Monday, July 12, 2010

BROMANCE


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

FIRST BIRTHDAY BASH!


Watch out for our upcoming activities in celebration of our first anniversary!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

UPLB Babaylan Participates in AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day/World No Tobacco Day

by Sam Piamonte


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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

THE UPLB LGBT FORUM




UPLB BABAYLAN
proudly presents

THE UPLB LGBT FORUM:
Issues surrounding the LGBT Community

This wednesday na! Feb 3, 2010, 1-4PM @ NCAS Auditorium

Speakers:

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
Percival Cendaña
-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
-Lesbian Advocate

LGBT IN LITERATURE
Carlos Piocos III
-Faculty member, Department of Humanities, UPLB
-Palanca Awardee (first place, poetry category)

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