Consultative Assembly in Southern Tagalog

Consistent with its goal to Establish chapters nationwide and unite the LGBT sector, Kapederasyon held its first Consultative Assembly in Laguna last June 28, 2014 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

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20th Anniversary of Stonewall Manila

PRESS STATEMENT

20th Anniversary of Stonewall Manila
26 June 2014

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, our struggle continues.
Marking two decades of militant LGBT fight for human rights and against discrimination. In June 26, 1994, twenty years ago today, we, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, took a firm grip at history, marched and took to the streets our utter discontent and condemnation of the age old discrimination and systemic state-sanctioned homophobia perpetually committed to us by society.

Led by the Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay Philippines), the breakthrough event was called Stonewall Manila, as it was held to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the historic “Stonewall Uprising” in New York, USA in June 1969, which inspired homosexuals and similar minority groups in various parts of the world to surface in the open and fight discrimination and homophobia and struggle for equal rights. Most significantly, that pivotal LGBT mass action 20 ago remains symbolic in the conduct of annual pride marches in the ensuing years not just in the Philippines but in other Asian countries and key cities such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, at Thailand.

Not only did we shout against discrimination and social intolerance as we marched from EDSA to the Quezon Memorial Circle twenty long years ago. That day and through the years that followed, we also decried tyrannical social impositions such as VAT, low wages, scarcity of employment and income opportunities, demolition of homes, tuition hikes, the national ID system, corruption in government and numerous other oppressive state policies and issuances that doubly jeopardized our human existence and sexuality.

Today, however, twenty years after that first LGBT mass action ever in all of Asia, not a bit has improved in all aspects of the Philippine society. On the contrary, the political and economic crises continually deepen, making life harder for the Filipino people and doubly harsher to the Filipino LGBTs. The unjust social structures that prevailed two decades ago persist and, as if to add insult to injury, also evolved into newer forms of afflictions or gave birth to heavier burdens for the Filipino LGBTs to carry on their shoulders.

Most glaring of these are, number one, the recent DOH issuance on mandatory HIV-testing that shall result to nothing better than expose carriers to increased discrimination and consequently worsen the AIDS stigma. Number two, despite the two decades of the local LGBT pride struggle, the LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill continue to gather dust in both chambers of Philippine Congress and has remained lightyears away from becoming a law. And, most starkly, number three, rampant corruption that has seeped through the minutest fabric of government, a lingering social issue that put pork and bones to bureaucrat capitalism more popularly known as the PDAF scam.

These persist, so still do the painful compulsions that took twenty long years to remain unabated: low wages, scarcity of employment and income opportunities, demolition of homes, tuition hikes, corruption in government and numerous other oppressive state policies and issuances that doubly jeopardized our human existence and sexuality. As such, we remain marginalized. We remain economically, politically, and socially oppressed. We remain discriminated based on our sexual orientation and gender identity. Society remains dominated by the privileged few. The culture of corruption and impunity remains. The current political system remains not genuinely in service of the interests of the broader majority, including the LGBT sector.

For as long as the unjust structures persist, so shall we and our struggles. As a sector essential in nation building and social transformation, the resolve to effect meaningful change in our society shall remain in our hands. And until essential social changes take shape, we shall not cease taking the same grievances we have started to shout out two decades ago to the streets and, this time, to the august chambers of Philippine legislature.

With the same battlecry twenty years ago, we the Filipino LGBT, honed by years of relentlessness and perseverance, sharpened by double standard and deceit, now stronger as a sector and more resilient to newer forms of oppression and homophobia, collectively with other oppressed and marginalized sectors, vow to carry the militant LGBT struggle for the respect for human dignity regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, equal rights and against discrimination through to total victory.

So help us God.

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Consultative Assembly Cebu City Bisdak Pride

Consistent with its goal to Establish chapters nationwide and unite the LGBT sector, Kapederasyon held its first Consultative Assembly in Cebu City last June 21, 2014 at Handuraw Pizza Place with Bisdak Pride.

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Solidarity Message to the 2014 Baguio Pride March

HIGIT PA NATIN NA ISULONG ANG 20 TAONG PAKIKIBAKA NG MGA TOMBOY, BAKLA, BISEXUAL AT TRANSGENDER SA PILIPINAS!

PATATAGIN ANG HANAY GIRL, BOY,BAKLA, TOMBOY, TUMINDIG AT HUMANDA SA ANUMANG HANAY NG LABAN!

Isang magandang araw sa ating lahat.

20 taon na ang nakalilipas, June 26, 1994, mula ng ating pasimulan ang kauna-unahang martsa at pagkilos ng mga bakla at tomboy sa Pilipinas at buong Asia sa pamumuno ng Progay Philippines. Hindi lamang ang usaping diskriminasyon at pagtanggap sa ating kasarian ang ating isinigaw kungdi pati ang mga isyu tulad ng VAT, mababang sahod, kawalan ng trabaho, demolisyon ng mga tahanan, pagtaas ng tuition fee atbp. Itinaon natin ang pagkilos sa ika-25 taong anibersaryo ng pag-aaklas ng bakla, tomboy, bisexuals at transgender laban sa diskriminasyon at ipagtanggol ang isang gay bar na kung saan malaya silang nakakapagpahayag. ang makasaysayang Stonewall sa Greenwich, New York. Ang Stonewall uprising ay naging inspirasyon ng ating sektor sa buong daigdig upang magtatag ng mga organisasyon upang ipaglaban ang ating kasarian at karapatan.

Ang ginawa nating pagkilos 20 taon na ang nakakaraan ay naging huwaran at simbolo upang maglungsad ng mga mga pride march ng mga sumunod na taon hindi lamang sa Pilipinas kungdi sa mga bansa ng Taiwan, Hongkong, Japan, Malaysia, at Thailand.

Dahilan sa lumalala ang krisis pang ekonomiya at pampulitika ng ating bansa na kung saan ay apektado rin ang mga tomboy, bakla, bisexual at transgender.

Ito ay isang HAMON sa mga Pambansa Demolratikong Tomboy, Bakla, Bisexual at Transgender upang mag-mulat, organisahin at lumahok hindi lamang sa mga kilos protesta sa kalsada kungdi pati ang labanan sa arena ng Lehislatura na kung saan maghahain at ipagtatangol ang mga batas para sa ating sektor at kapit-bisig na katuwang ng mga makabayang Party List sa pagtatanggol para sa kapakanan ng sambayanang Pilipino.

Magagawa ito sa ating higit at masiglang pagtutulungan at pagkakapit-bisig.

Pasiglahin at palakasin natin ang ating hanay at sektor at maging katuwang ng sambayanang Pilipino sa pagtatayo ng moog ng isang Pambansa Demokratkong Lipunan!

MABUHAY ANG LESBOND!

MABUHAY ANG WALANG HUMPAY NA PAKIKIBAKA NG MGA BAKLA AT TOMBOY!

ISULONG ANG BAGONG ARENA NG LABAN NG ATING SEKTOR!

MABUHAY ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO.

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Deputy Spokesperson Yvan Zuñiga speaks to the crowd
Deputy Spokesperson Yvan Zuñiga speaks to the crowd
The Pride continues despite heavy rain.
The Pride continues despite heavy rain.

New LGBT group joins anti-Pork rally

IN THE NEWS| June 12, 2014

Vows to launch anti-pork LGBT campaign at the barangay level

Resplendent in their pink organza flag that stood out from a sea of red banners, members of Kapederasyon—a national organization of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders or LGBT,  added their voice of dissent to the June 12 anti-pork rally at Liwasang Bonifacio.

“We have grown tired of the Senate’s very showbiz way of addressing pork issues. Puro sila drama, puro pa-suspense kuno, wala tuloy resulta [They (Senate) are all drama, all feigning suspense, no results],” said Corky Hope Maranan, Kapederasyon spokesperson.

Maranan said many LGBTs find abhorrent the recent privilege speeches of Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada—senator-actors accused of involvement in PDAF, together with Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, among others.

“They (Revilla and Estrada) treat the Fiipino people like they treat their gullible fans,” she added.

Culturally defined, kapederasyon is a word that implies that a person being described is either gay or lesbian, which, according to Maranan, belong to the marginalized sectors of Philippine society.

Kapaderasyon said: “the millions of pesos stolen through PDAF have deprived marginalized groups like the LGBT community of funds that should have gone to genuine public service projects that will benefit them like roads and bridges, school buildings, and public markets.”

“More importantly, this systematic ransacking of the people’s money by unscrupulous, elected government officials has prevailed over time and goes beyond political party discipline. What these politicians do is to shift from one political party to the next every election, in order to continue their looting,” the LGBT group added.

Kapederasyon said they will help in informing their LGBT members and friends about developments in the PDAF scam by launching barangay-based information forums on the issue. ###

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