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Sen. Chiz Escudero stresses ‘our duty to ensure equality’

Pushing for equality is everyone’s duty, says Sen. Chiz Escudero, as he takes part in the “I dare to care about equality”, a photographic campaign spearheaded by the Bahaghari Center for LGBT Research, Education and Advocacy (Bahaghari Center).

“All of us were equally born albeit not born equal,” Sen. Chiz Escudero said. “It is our duty to ensure the equality of each person in our own eyes and in the eyes the law.”

“All of us were equally born albeit not born equal,” Sen. Chiz Escudero said. “It is our duty to ensure the equality of each person in our own eyes and in the eyes the law.”

Pushing for equality is everyone’s duty, says Sen. Chiz Escudero, as he takes part in the “I dare to care about equality”, a photographic campaign spearheaded by the Bahaghari Center for LGBT Research, Education and Advocacy (Bahaghari Center) as a call for everyone to take a more proactive stance in fighting discrimination.

“I dare to care about equality” campaign forms part of the localized efforts aligned with the annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) celebrations. Celebrated every May 17 since 2004, when it was founded by Louis-Georges Tin, IDAHO is an effort to coordinate international events to call for respect for lesbians and gays worldwide. May 17 was chosen as the date of the event because homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 17, 1990.

“All of us were equally born albeit not born equal,” Sen. Escudero said. “It is our duty to ensure the equality of each person in our own eyes and in the eyes the law.”

With his show of support for the push for equal rights for all, Sen. Escudero joins the ranks of international IDAHO supporters, including several Nobel Prize winners (Desmond Tutu, Amartya Sen, Elfriede Jelinek, Dario Fo, José Saramago), artists (Merryl Streep, Cindy Lauper, Elton John, David Bowie), intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Bernard-Henri Lévy), non-government organizations (ILGA, FIDH), politicians, and many others.

The photoshoots were helmed by photographer Jed Yumang behind the camera, with make-up and styling provided by artists Kaye Candaza and Nicole Magay. “I dare to care about equality” was co-developed by Outrage Magazine, the only LGBTzine in the Philippines, with the support of IDAHO, Ladlad Partylist, Rainbow Rights, Bed Bar, Deaf rainbow Philippines, Metropolitan Community Church-Quezon City, Zest Magazine, and Queeriosity Palace.

“I dare to care about equality” was launched on May 20, Sunday, at Bed Bar (Unit 8, Maria Orosa St. corner Julio Nakpil St. Courtyard, Maria Orosa St. corner Julio Nakpil St., Malate, Metro Manila) at 10.00PM.

For more information, call +639287854244 (Michael David), +639274171518 (Patrick King) or +639263167735 (John Ryan); or email bahaghari.center@gmail.com or info@outragemag.com.

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