The History of LGBTQ+ Visibility in the Philippines
Filipino LGBT youth today may not be aware of the history of a community where they belong. Within the Philippines’ conservative culture, the community’s roots have long been ignored by many. As such, let us take a quick look at the history of the LGBT movement in the Philippines, from its indigenous conceptualization to today’s advocacy for the anti-discrimination bill.
Batch Marcelino, LoveYourself’s 17th Batch of Volunteers, Joins the Fight Against HIV
46 new recruits joined LoveYourself’s growing number of volunteers. Held at the People’s Hall of SM Aura Premier, the orientation, headed by LoveU (LoveYourself’s Corporate University) Administrator John Cedric Santiago, welcomed the new volunteers as they embraced the organization’s HIV awareness and prevention advocacy.
STATUS – Yes, I am Positive
Three months after your last unprotected sexual encounter, you may decide to get tested for HIV as part of your routine. While waiting for the results, you feel anxious and uneasy. When the findings are given, your counselor communicates to you that they come out reactive. While others may feel overwhelmed with emotion, you may feel like time has stopped with a rush of numbness. A lot of questions may rush into your mind, and you may wonder how you would talk to someone about your status.
Prism: A Colorful Life in Motion set on June 18, 2017
It doesn’t matter if you’re blue, red, green, pink, yellow or any color, shade and hues you might think of. Let’s celebrate Pride Month 2017, with colorful lives in unity amidst diversity this June 18, 2017 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila located in 855 Kalaw Ave., Ermita, Manila as we present: “Prism: A Colorful Life in Motion”.
Let’s TestMNL! – LoveYourself and TestMNL Join Forces Against HIV
Let’s TESTMNL! is LoveYourself and TestMNL’s fast, easy and anonymous HIV testing event held on May 28, 2017 at Victoria Court in Malate, Manila. The whole-day venture, which started at 10:00 AM, catered to a total of 333 clients until its cutoff at 7:00 PM.
HIVisions – The Gender Gap
Along with rising rates of HIV infection is the rising numbers of young Filipinos who are living with the virus – the latest HARP data shows that 28% of HIV cases were detected in people aged 15-24 years old. From 2006-2010, this particular age group contributed 25% of cases. Generally speaking, the age group contributing to the greatest number of cases is getting younger, and with the pace it is going, it is only a matter of time before the youth will be the greatest contributor to the number of HIV cases.