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Showing posts from October, 2011

Transpinay speaks on German panel

20 October 2011 – Naomi Fontanos, chairwoman of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) the pioneer human rights advocacy organization of transgender/transsexual Filipinas or transpinays, spoke on a panel called Trans* Rights Are Human Rights organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Berlin, Germany on 5 October 2011, Wednesday (see video below). 
The panel focused on the initial research findings of the TransRespect Vs TransPhobia (TvT) Project of Transgender Europe (TGEU), which investigates the legal and social situation of transgender people globally.

Talking about transpeople in East and Southeast Asia, Fontanos said "From East Asia to Southeast Asia, transpeople face a similar situation: silenced, excluded and erased. Most transpeople have no say over their identities; their lived realities are belittled and dismissed and state and cultural forces act to render them powerless, with no control over their own lives.”
“Like others elsewhere in the world, t…

Living Positively + Living Well Campaign

LIVING POSITIVELY + LIVING WELL A movement to use love and happiness against HIV.
Begin your own advocacy to live with a positive outlook, and share that positivism to the world. Add your voice to the growing number of advocates rallying for positivism and against HIV.
To be a part of the Living Positively + Living Well Open Photoshoot: Share your stories, thoughts, or philosophies on how you live positively;Join our two-part open photoshoot; andBe featured in our photo exhibition.
When: October 22 and 29 (10AM-6PM)
Where: Pioneer Studios, 123 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City For the location map and directions to the venue, visit The parking space in front of Pioneer Studios is limited and a tow-away zone.  Pay parking is available at Pioneer Citiland Parking near the studio at the corner of Pioneer Street and Reliance Street (see location map).  Rates are PhP30.00 for first 3 hours and PhP10.00 succeeding hours.
Registration Fee: PhP1,000.00
Proceeds to the even…