Aiming for inclusivity.
Pasigarbo sa Pagkatawo (Behold Our Identity), the 4th LGBT National Conference, is gaining steam as over 30 LGBT and HIV organizations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao come onboard as organizational partners. These organizations have, collectively, over 15,000 members.
Scheduled from December 1-3 in Cebu City, the gathering will be the first time a national LGBT assembly will be held outside Luzon and Metro Manila. It is co-organized by Outrage Magazine, the only LGBT publication in the Philippines; Cebu City-based Bisdak Pride Inc., the largest LGBT organization in the Visayas; Bahaghari Center for SOGIE Research, Education and Advocacy (Bahaghari Center); and Fringe Publishing.
“The goal for Pasigarbo sa Pagkatawo has always been to make it inclusive,” said Michael David dela Cruz Tan, publishing editor of Outrage Magazine. “Of course, all efforts to push for LGBT human rights are to be celebrated. However, these efforts will really only mean something if the people (particularly those at the grassroots) who need these most benefit from them. And so – by forming these partnerships with LGBT and HIV organizations in various parts of the country – we hope that the lessons that will be derived from Pasigarbo sa Pagkatawo will reach as many LGBT Filipinos as possible.”
Partner organizations now include:
- Mujer LGBT Organization (Zamboanga City)
- The Red Ribbon Project Inc.
- Iloilo Pride Team
- Pinoy Deaf Rainbow
- TransDeaf Philippines
- Deaf Dykes United
- United Lesbians of Davao
- Pink Society
- EventsPortal (Cotabato City)
- Dumaguete Lesbian
- KATLO-San Julian
- Eastern Visayas Pride
- Baybay LGBT
- League of Pogay in Metro Roxas
- Queen of All Queens
- Balay Malingkawasnon
Media partners currently include:
There are already numerous events lined up for “Pasigarbo sa Pagkatawo”.
Kicking off the event will be 4th LGBT National Conference from December 1-3, which will gather LGBT community leaders and members to identify key issues that continue to affect the local LGBT community, particularly vis-à-vis the past three national conferences.
There will also be celebratory events, including theater performances, photo exhibits, events related to the International World AIDS Day (December 1) and International Human Rights Week, among others; with a Pride march and parade capping the festival, happening on Dec. 3.
BE PART OF “PASIGARBO SA PAGKATAWO”.
FOR SPONSORSHIP OR PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES; AS WELL AS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO ATTEND THE EVENTS LINED UP FOR “PASIGARBO SA PAGKATAWO”, CONTACT Bisdak Pride Inc. (+639176732288) or Outrage Magazine (+639287854244, +639157972229).