Neal Igan Roxas looks back on his childhood, and at the daily challenge for LGBTQIA+ people of “braving spaces” in the face of hostility, to explain why it is so vital the landmark SOGIE equality bill passes into law, after a two-decade battle for anti-discrimination protection.
In our second blog for Pride month, Natalia Marsicovetere highlights how widespread violence and a growing backlash against rights for LGBTQIA+ people mean that communities need to mobilise to protect human rights.
Support that prioritises heteronormative families is leaving the nation’s LGBTQIA+ people paying a devastating price amid successive crises and rocketing inflation, says Tarek Al Ali.
What do international NGOs need to think about to support LGBTQIA+ rights in former colonies? In a blog for LGBTQIA+ history month, Leena Patel has four suggestions – and number one is to be aware of the scale of the impact colonial-era laws still have today
En marzo, el país estuvo a punto de aprobar una ley para prohibir el matrimonio igualitario y la educación sexual integral-LGBTQIA+ en las escuelas, así como para endurecer las penas por el aborto. En nuestra última entrada del blog sobre el mes del orgullo, Natalia Marsicovetere destaca la urgente necesidad de fortalecer la coalición por la justicia que logró poner freno a esta ley (English version below)
In March, the country very nearly passed legislation to ban same-sex marriage and LGBTQIA+-inclusive sex education in schools – as well as increasing criminal penalties for abortion. In our latest blog for Pride month, Natalia Marsicovetere highlights the urgent need to build on the coalition for justice that stopped it
In our latest blog for Pride month, Bounyali Souvankham reports back on powerful and diverse stories and messages from a panel of LGBTQIA+ people convened by a programme that works to boost marginalised voices
In pre-colonial times, Indigenous communities respected the “babaylan”, or Filipino version of a shaman who sometimes crossed genders. Today, these healers are icons for LGBTQIA+ activists fighting to outlaw discrimination, says Cheng Pagulayan in our latest blog for Pride month
From music to fashion to puppet shows, a recent event showcased how our nation’s activists are getting creative – with the support of a programme to boost marginalised voices, says Oxfam in Cambodia’s Saophorn Phoeng in the second blog in our series for Pride month
The price of a single therapy session is now half the monthly minimum wage and most LGBTQIA+ people face violence where they live. In the first in a series of blogs to mark Pride month, May Achour introduces two new Oxfam policy briefs on the state of healthcare and housing