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AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2010

Petsa:Biyernes, Mayo 28, 2010 Oras:4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lokasyon:Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila (Assembly) and Rajah Sulayman Park, Malate, Manila
The Department of Health–Philippine National AIDS Council and TLF SHARE Collective, Inc. are coordinating the 27th AIDS Candlelight Memorial with the theme “Many Lights for Human Rights: Remember, Honor and Act”. The event aims to (1) increase awareness on HIV/AIDS; (2) to foster solidarity and support between and among different communities, NGOs, support groups and other stakeholders in addressing HIV/AIDS issues; (3) to promote respect and uphold the dignity of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families; (4) to mobilize communities and individuals towards achieving a participatory and meaningful engagement; (5) to remember and honor Filipinos who passed away due to HIV/AIDS and to support those who are affected.
This event shall gather key stakeholders in the HIV and AIDS response--public and private organizations, faith-based groups, hea…


YOU are all invited to come!

On June 2, 2010, Wednesday,ANG LADLAD PARTYLISTandTHE LOUNGEgive you PINKPRIDEPARTY! Out & Proud LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual) Night Hosted by: Royal Hotness KRIS LOYOLA, Event Promoter PRINCE VINNY and TV HOST COOLAI CONCEPCION.

Feat HOUSE ANTHEMS by Dj Jenil

Party Starts @ 9pm.

Door charge P200 with drink inclusive.

This is a fund-raising event.

THE LOUNGE is located at 2nd Floor Bellagio Square, Sct Fuentebella cor Tomas Morato, Quezon City


Dear friends and allies,

May 20 marks the official foundation date of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP). On our 8th year, we proudly present the

The Sybil Awards honor those who have promoted transgender visibility, equality, acceptance and dignity. The Sybil logo has three elements: a silhouette of a woman in a dance pose with raised arms, an oversized S that covers parts of her body and the name of the award and the year that it is being given.

The woman with outstretched hands represents the gallae, a cult of priestesses who dedicated their life to the worship of the goddess Sybil in ancient Greece and Rome. The gallae were assigned male at birth but transformed themselves by means of castration. During the festival honoring Sybil, the gallae danced wildly in veneration of the Great Mother. They are recognized as precursors of modern transgender identity.

The oversized S, aside from standing for the S in Sybil, represents the female garb that gallae wore. Its …

Villar Opposes RH Bill and "Homosexual Unions"

Philstar reports Villar and de los Reyes have signed onto the Catholic Church's right-wing reactionary anti-RH bill petition that includes opposing young-adult sex-ed and "homosexual unions."

2 presidential bets vow to block RH bill
By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Two presidential candidates, Nacionalista Party (NP) bet Sen. Manuel Villar and Ang Kapatiran Party’s John Carlos de los Reyes vowed yesterday to block the passage of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.

Villar and De los Reyes along with several senatorial candidates signed the “Covenant for Life” pushed by the Catholic Church and pledged to oppose the RH bill and any legislation “that will ultimately pave the way for divorce, euthanasia, abortion, tyrannical population control and homosexual unions.”

The senatorial candidates who signed the agreement at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila yesterday included former senator Francisco Tatad of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipi…

Global Xchange Team 107 ready to fly!

The Butterfly Effect Project aims to mobilize the youth to promote and support volunteering through Global Xchange. This project seeks to advance the knowledge and awareness of the youth, by encouraging them to participate in meaningful activities to serve as a generative force in human resource development committed to the values of volunteerism, social transformation, equity and diversity.

In about 40 hours from now, 9 young Filipino young people of Global Xchange Team 107 will be on a plane to begin their trip to London, UK.

Meet Global Xchange Team 107!

Global Xchange, which is an initiative set up by Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) in partnership with the British Council and VSO Bahaginan, is a volunteer exchange program which gives young people from the Philippines and UK a chance to work together to develop and share valuable skills to make a practical contribution where it is needed in local communities.

Set to work as a team for three months in London, United Kingdom and another…