Pinoy homosexuals unite to fight discrimination

Various groups of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in the Philippines have closed ranks to fight what they consider as the pervasive evil that has stalked them for decades: discrimination.

This time around, to ensure that their concerted effort would not go to waste, LGBT organizations linked up with non-LGBT or “straight” groups to press for the protection of human rights, notwithstanding their sexual orientation and gender identity.

These more than 20 LGBT and non-LGBT groups now make up a network called “Project Equality.”

Percival Cendaña, a member of the group Babaylanes Inc., said the aims of Project Equality primarily are to stop the prejudices against third sex and push the government to make policies recognizing the human rights of “LGBT people.”

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