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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

14.8.2019

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

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.

(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?)

"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,"

"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,"

In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.

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