Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray says the recent arrest of a transgender woman at a Quezon City mall 'only highlights further, the Philippines need for implementation of the SOGIEEqualityBill'
The beauty queen condemns the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Diez in a Quezon City mall.
.Gray said the incident underscores the need to pass the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill.“Last night's incident involving a transgender woman being prohibited from using the women's washroom and resulting in being escorted off premises in handcuffs by local police only highlights further, the Philippines need for implementation of the #SOGIEEqualityBill,” Gray’s post said.
The SOGIE Bill seeks to penalize all forms of discrimination based on a person’s SOGIE. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author of the measure, refiled the bill in the Senate last June.On Tuesday, Diez was denied use of the women’s comfort room at the Farmers Plaza mall by a female mall staff. She was then handcuffed and brought to the Quezon City Police District Station 7 for unjust vexation, a complaint initially filed against her for recording a confrontation between her and the mall staff.
“The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse - is still victim blaming and IS NOT RIGHT,” Gray argued. Read more: CNN Philippines »
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Discrimination vs. trans woman in QC mall raises calls for SOGIE bill passageThe discrimination against a transgender woman who was barred from using a women’s comfort room in a mall in Quezon City is raising calls for the passage of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Equality Bill. This will be a cyclical conversation unless the idiotic congressMANs dont educate themselves. Basic Human Rights that needs to INCLUDE everyone! Pero ang pa ulit ulit na tanong kung may male or female genitals ba si Gretchen? Nyetang pag iisip yan Gawa kayo CR nyo. OK lng sakin. Pero wag kayo pumasok sa pambabae. May pa discrimi!$ pa kasyo sinasabi eh kayo tong nang d-disturb sa karapatan ng kababaihan. PS. Kung dati Womens Right, Ngayon LG...+ na sinasakyan ng mga Polpolitiko. TRAPOS everywhere.
Celebs on trans woman barred from women’s restroom: ‘Fight for equality not over’After trans woman Gretchen Diez was blocked from using the women’s restroom in a Quezon City mall, celebrities expressed support for Diez and called for more sensitivity toward the LGBTQ+ community. | NGunoINQ NGunoINQ Kung tayong mga tao naniniwala sa Diyos ang nilikha nya ay Lalake at Babae lang✌️ NGunoINQ Should identify what is the of the mall...
#SOGIEEqualityNow: Transgender restroom issue sparks call for passage of SOGIE billThe arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill. public outcry? in your posh and 'sosyal' cliques maybe. the poor are busy being poor. If you have a di*k then you are a man regardless of how you 'feel'.
QC Mayor: Mall clearly violated city's LGBTQ+ ordinance with discrimination of transgender womanQuezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says Farmers Plaza violated a part of the city's Gender Fair Ordinance where establishments are supposed to designate an 'all-gender toilet.' If you actually stopped talking video, kasi, ayaw magpavideo ng janitress, at nag-usap kayo ng mahinahon, di ka nahampas. Inassist ka naman pala na ng maayos. Hindi ka naman agad binastos. Sino ba naman kasi ang hindi iinit ang ulo na kukuhanan ng video kahit ayaw. Common sense.