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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 [Senator and boxing legend] Manny Pacquiao says we’re not human. They should just let us be.
 
 – Edgar T., an 18-year-old gay high school student in Manila, February 2017
 
 
 Schools should be…
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Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

We welcome the first report of the Independent Expert on SOGI-related violence and discrimination. We recognize that some States opposed creation of the mandate, but are encouraged that it was reaffirmed by the General Assembly with support from all UN…
Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017.
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 The Philippines is facing one of the fastest-growing epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. According to official statistics, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men has increased…
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Duterte Should Improve Condom Access for Men Who Have Sex With Men

(Manila) – The Philippine government is fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among men who have sex with men through policies that restrict interventions proven to prevent transmission of the virus, Human Rights Watch said in a…
Filipinos light candles, which are shaped into an AIDS symbol, to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, in Manila, Philippines.
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The Philippine government is fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among men who have sex with men through policies that restrict interventions proven to prevent transmission of the virus, Human Rights Watch said in a report…
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Bill Aims to Address Systemic Discrimination

The long-delayed move to extend legal protection to Philippines’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community got a boost this week. 
 
 On Monday, Geraldine Roman, who in May 2016 became the first transgender person ever elected to…
Supporters hold placards while marching under a rainbow flag during a LGBT Pride parade in metro Manila, Philippines June 25, 2016.