UP Rainbow Research Hub has opened at the University of the Philippines Diliman, the first of its kind to focus on LGBTQIA scholarship to challenge gender biases and prejudices with evidence and data.
Faculty members of the UP School of Statistics helm the hub, working with other academics and gender advocates.
Currently, UP Rainbow Research Hub’s website has six video lectures and four journal articles on a range of topics on gender and sexuality, including:
- Video lecture sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)
- Primer introducing SOGIESC framework, inclusive terminology guide and glossary
- Video lecture on the overview of LGBTQIA rights, lives and welfare, with a discussion on criminalization, protection and recognition
- Analysis of the incidence and nature of everyday sexism in Filipino women’s lives
- Article exploring lives of poor “bakla” (gay) youth, highlighting their unique and shared experiences of discrimination
- Ethical and practical considerations in conducting LGBTQIA research
- History of pride march in the Philippines
The UP Rainbow Research Hub eyes to also eventually make available other resources, including:
- Video lecture on being intersex in the Philippines, the implications of the Cagandahan vs. Court of Appeals decision and improving social conditions for the community
- Video lecture on defining LGBTQ Populations, including tips, sampling techniques, and the importance of LGBTQ research on policy