An LGBT equality movement comprised of members from all walks of life and of various & diverse sexual orientation and gender identities, in addition to all of our family, friends, and allies. Created for the achievement of basic human rights, inclusive of full legal civil rights allowing freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations while allowing and ensuring one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression. The movement is much more than just a social gathering in the fact that the members initiate equality campaigns, petitions, marches, as well as taking on challenges issued in the process of advancing our rights, in addition to the endorsement, support, and action taking on those equality campaigns initiated by other movements, organizations, and individuals.
Organize marches to reach out to as many people as possible with the intention of persuading them to stand with us in our battle of demanding FULL CIVIL RIGHTS for the LGBT, including Marriage Equality. It is important to remember that we are not only fighting the laws with these marches, but are also fighting the stigma and stereotypes that the opposition paints us with. The image we present to the public can and does have an enormous impact on the effectiveness of our marches and in some cases, it could even affect our own personal safety. This includes not only interactions with media, law enforcement or other officials, but with spectators as well.
The Queer Pagan Network Philippines, together with Ladlad Partylist, Ladlad Bacolod, Bila ng Negros Association, The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch and other LGBT individuals will spearhead a March to show that the LGBT ‘s here in Negros Occidental had long been discriminated, bullied, shamed, and deprived of certain rights as human beings.
The March will convey that our community exists and we have rights deserving equal respect. We aim to heighten public awareness of our uniqueness and enjoin government officials to legislate equal protection of the LGBT's rights and implement programs that will help us become productive citizens of our country - free from fear, free from discrimination, and entitled to live dignified lives.
We will also call on to Congress for the immediate passing of House Bill 1483, otherwise known as the “Anti-Discrimination Bill”.
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