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Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez.

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez

Sarah Elago, Kabataan 'Is it difficult to be kind and considerate?' Both the congresswomen then continued lobbying for the passage of the bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression (SOGIE). Roman shared how she always uses the women’s bathroom at the Batasang Pambansa, yet her colleagues in the House do not make a big deal out of it. "Sasagutin ako ng ibang tao, 'Kasi congresswoman ka.' But you know what? Nananawagan ako sa ating mga kapwa mambabatas: Kung ako nabibigay 'nyo sa akin 'yung basic need ko, hinahayaan 'nyo 'kong umihi sa CR ng babae sang-ayon sa aking gender identity, bakit 'nyo ito ipagkakait sa mga ibang mga trans women, trans men, sa mga LGBT?" said Roman. (Some people would say,"It's because you're a congresswoman." But you know what? I'm calling on our fellow lawmakers: If you're able to provide my basic need, if you let me pee in the women's CR in accordance with my gender identity, why would you deny the same right to other trans women, trans men, the LGBT community?) The transgender congresswoman added,"So really, is it so difficult for us to be kind and considerate?" Brosas also said there is a need to continue educating Filipinos about the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. "Mayroon tayong culture of intolerance eh. Parang 'pag iba, akala natin hindi na 'yun katanggap-tanggap sa mga tao. Pero dapat siguro i-widen natin sa pamamagitan lang siguro ng education," said Brosas. (We have a culture of intolerance. If someone's different from us, we think it's unacceptable already. But we must widen our perspectives through education.) "Education talaga ang kailangan natin sa mga tao ngayon. Kasi kahit na ang ganda ng batas, 'pag sa implementation nagkakaroon tayo ng ganyan.... It means nananatili lang siyang rhetorics o 'di kaya sa papel lang. Hindi natin 'yun gusto. Gusto natin buhay 'yung batas," she added. (Education is what the people need right now. Because no matter how good a law is, if there are still problems with its implementation, it means it stays in the realm of rhetorics or it's just a mere piece of paper. We don't want that. We want the law to become alive.) The SOGIE equality bill in the previous 17th Congress. But the Senate did not pass the measure, forcing LGBTQ+ advocates to refile the measure in the current 18th Congress. – Rappler.com In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important. Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action. Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community. As an added bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers. Read more: Rappler

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