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Intersex Philippines, the pioneering organization for intersex people in the Philippines, is calling for the inclusion of "intersex" in the definition of "sex" in...

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The term "intersex" was excluded in the definition of sex in the draft of the ironically-described "comprehensive anti-discrimination bill'. Now, Jeff Cagandahan of Intersex...

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@alabngdiwa created an alter account in Twitter in October 2018 "for more fluid and uninhibited interactions." He thinks this is a way for PLHIVs...

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Health & Wellness

After adjustment for sociodemographic factors and exposure to other types of gender-affirming care, undergoing one or more types of gender-affirming surgery was associated with...

Op-Ed

LGBTQIA organizations from all over the Philippines released a unified statement condemning the “unjust treatment” of LGBTQIA people, following the allegation of a transgender...

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NEWSMAKERS

Fundamentalist believers are characterized by the fact that they take the holy scriptures of their religion literally and consider them to be unambiguously valid...

NEWSMAKERS

A transgender woman, Shannon Remotigue Gonzaga, alleged she experienced discrimination during a May 8 visit to Isla Reta Beach Resort in Samal. In response,...

NEWSMAKERS

Higher quality guidelines tended to focus mainly on HIV, and most others were on transition-related interventions. There were noticeable gaps in the topics of...

NEWSMAKERS

A substantially lower percentage of participants reported not experiencing in-person violence, but did report the experience of intimate partner "cyber" violence. Almost every respondent...

Op Ed

Op-Ed

The continuing narrative of a Filipino living with HIV as he seeks to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Op-Ed

A Filipino living with HIV documents the challenges he's encountering to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Op-Ed

You want a simplified solution here? Offer COVID-19 vaccines for PLHIVs in their treatment facilities. Tapos! If drafting detailed guidelines may feel "tedious", be...

From the Editor

If we don't start looking at discrimination of LGBTQIA people by other LGBTQIA people, then the LGBTQIA community becomes similar to the very system...

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#KaraniwangLGBT

With separated parents, #bisexual Minjun Jay Sawan from #Cotabato City didn't grow with a (traditional) family... until a #gay man adopted him. Now finishing...

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Lifestyle & Culture

Lifestyle & Culture

Can you create intimacy with a stranger through the virtual space? Meet Ran Öz and Johannes Frick, two queer artists from different countries (i.e....

Travel

The Slate, the art-inspired beachfront resort in Phuket in Thailand, is rolling out the rainbow-colored welcome mat for the LGBTQIA community. And - YES!...

Lifestyle & Culture

A study found that a widely used recommendation algorithm is more likely to choose music by male artists to the detriment of female artists.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Improving the relationship between parents and children could prevent subsequent mental health problems, even in children who have experienced severe adversities.

Health & Wellness

The effect of bullying prevention programs tends to be small-to-moderate, so it is likely that students will always see a certain level of bullying...

Health & Wellness

Unconscious wakefulness, also known as cortical arousal, is a normal part of sleep. It occurs spontaneously and is part of the body's ability to...

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People You Should Know

Meet Floyd Scott Tiogangco, 2018 Outstanding Young Human Rights Defender awardee of Amnesty International - Philippines. "I really do think we need more young...

People You Should Know

When he was 33, Ricky Ducas, Jr. was diagnosed with Panic Anxiety Disorder. This showed him the continuing stigmatization of mental health issues in...

People You Should Know

Meet Kristine T. Ibardolaza, the first transgender woman elected as barangay councilor in Antipolo City. She laments that "we long and crave for equality,...

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Love Affairs

In hindsight, “I think we fell in love with each other even before we started dating exclusively,” filmmaker Cha Roque said. And then, musician/Web...

Love Guides

Four distinct methods - Angling, Pairing, Rocking and Shallowing - are used by women for sexual pleasure.

Love Affairs

Being a responsive partner - one who focuses effort and energy to listen to their partner without reacting, tries to understand what's being expressed...

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POZ

POZ

Bisexual men with HIV reported greater levels of self-stigma, worse self-image and poorer emotional wellbeing compared to gay men.

POZ

With HIV services at least starting to pick up at the time of COVID-19, the number of Filipinos reported to have HIV by the...

POZ

Intimate partner violence found to be associated with riskier behaviors associated with elevated transmission of HIV, increased depression and anxiety, and poor adherence to...

POZ

The Department of Health a memorandum providing further guidance on COVID-19 vaccination of persons with comorbidities, including people with HIV. For Stephen Christian Quilacio...

Living History

Features

UP eyes to formalize transgender-affirmative moves starting immediately, following the release of a memorandum that states that "the university values and upholds the dignity...

Living History

The SOGIE Equality Bill - the latest iteration of the proposed anti-discrimination law that will protect the human rights of LGBTQIA Filipinos - was...

Features

The partners of LGBTQIA people may be designated as the beneficiaries of insurance plans, according to the Insurance Commission.

From the Editor

You know why LGBTQIA Pride is observed in June? It's all because of an uprising that happened in June 1969 in a somewhat nondescript...

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