Thursday, July 7, 2011

1st university Pride March in Southern Tagalog Region on UPLB Babaylan's 2nd Anniversary

by Zygote
Yesterday, July 6, 2011, marked the second anniversary of UPLB Babaylan, UPLB’s LGBT students’ support group. In celebration, the organization spearheaded the first university LGBT pride march in the Southern Tagalog region. We thank the numerous organizations, professors and individuals who rendered their support, making the event triumphant with around 500 participants. We are also grateful to Ms. Angelica Jones, actress and singer, for her presence despite her busy schedule, her endearing speech, and sincere support. The Metropolitan Community Church, a movement proclaiming God’s love for everyone -not just heterosexuals, was as specially supportive as always. It is humbling that the outcome of an event 20 students just previously aspired to pursue exceeded expectations, through people’s overwhelming support and a blessing of unicorns.






Thank you to UP Babaylan for lending us the wings!


Rev. Ceejay Agbayani of the Metropolitan Community Church


Rainbow flag at the Humanities steps

Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FLAG)




At Freedom Park


At the Baker Hall

In front of the Student Union (S.U.) building



University Student Council AY 2011-2012

In front of the College of Development Communication (CDC)

Hon. Angelica Jones

UPLB Babaylan with Hon. Angelica Jones




Candle lighting for victims of LGBT hate crimes

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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