STATEMENT OF THE AKBAYAN LGBT COLLECTIVE ON PRIDE 2017

We resist invisibility brought by ignorance.

For far too long, LGBTQ+ Filipinos have been relegated to the fringes-- unable to be seen and heard by our fellow citizens. The State, whose duty is to protect all of us, continues to deny our existence by simply refusing to mention "sexual orientation and gender identity and expression" in policy-- an issue that the SOGIE Equality Bill seeks to address when it finally becomes enacted into law.

We resist violence borne out of hatred.

Our many scars show our struggles. Our sisters and brothers have been abused-- physically and emotionally. We have been ridiculed, maimed, and even murdered-- all because of fellow human beings who think that we are less than them. Our names are used...

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