Tag Archive | Philippines

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

(Reuters) – A US Marine, convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines nearly six years ago, will remain in prison, while the victim’s lawyer seeks to overturn a court ruling granting him an early release, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Olongapo trial court ordered the freeing of Lance Corporal […]

Philippines: Lawyer to enter politics to pursue LGBT+ rights

Philippines: Lawyer to enter politics to pursue LGBT+ rights

A gay lawyer from the Philippines said on Thursday he would pursue a career in politics to push for LGBT+ rights, after losing a legal battle to introduce same-sex marriage in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Jesus Falcis in 2015 petitioned the country’s top court to rule as unconstitutional a law stating marriage can only […]

Philippines: App To Help Fight HIV

Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers, in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic. The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia-Pacific, according to the United Nations, […]

Philippines: LGBT Activists Call For Justice on ‘National Day of Outrage’

Philippines: LGBT Activists Call For Justice on ‘National Day of Outrage’

“In line with the recent cases of crime and violence against transpeople. STRAP and other lgbt organizations held the National Day of Outrage at the UP Sunken Garden. We call for justice, fairness and equality for all the victims of hate crime, discrimination and prejudice”. This is the call from STRAP, the Society of Transsexual […]

American Marine Suspected in Filipino Transgender Murder Case

An American Marine is being questioned in the Philippines regarding the suspicious death of a transgender Filipino woman recently, while local LGBT activists are calling for the murder to be deemed a hate crime. According to Col. Brad Bartelt, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, the unnamed Marine, from the North Carolina-based 2nd Battalion, 9th […]