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BB Gandanghari on pushing for equal rights

In a chat with Outrage Magazine, BB Gandanghari stressed that “the LGBT community is doing the right thing fighting for our rights (because) whether we like it or not, discrimination is happening.”

Screenshot of BB Gandanghari as she stresses the need to push for equal rights

BB Gandanghari, formerly known as Rustom Padilla, a Filipina transgender actress, came out four years ago while inside the Pinoy Big Brother house, saying that the Rustom Padilla – who the people used to know – is already dead.

Her first film role after then was as a gay man in the movie adaptation of the comic book Zsazsa Zaturnnah. In one of the interviews she did after the release of the movie, she stated that she’s planning to undergo sex reassignment surgery and to campaign for LGBT rights in the future.

In a chat with Outrage Magazine during the 2013 LGBTQ reception of the US Embassy, Gandanghari expressed her call for equal rights.

As Gandanghari stressed: “The LGBT community is doing the right thing fighting for our rights (because) whether we like it or not, discrimination is happening.”

Living life a day at a time – and writing about it, is what Patrick King believes in. A media man, he does not only write (for print) and produce (for a credible show of a local giant network), but – on occasion – goes behind the camera for pride-worthy shots (hey, he helped make Bahaghari Center’s "I dare to care about equality" campaign happen!). He is the senior associate editor of OutrageMag, with his column, "Suspension of Disbelief", covering anything and everything. Whoever said business and pleasure couldn’t mix (that is, partying and working) has yet to meet Patrick King, that’s for sure! Patrick.King.Pascual@outragemag.com

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