Despite tolerance, more effort needed for LGBTQI inclusivity

MANILA, Philippines --- The stories are heartbreaking: Years of hiding in closets for fear of being disowned; enduring lectures from peers and being told that how they love is "wrong"; being punished for being true to who they are. These are some of the experiences showcased in the #RespetoNaman exhibit, in commeration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, that was launched in Makati City on Friday night. Spark! Philippines, an organization that promotes gender equality, led the initiative, with assistance from the embassies of Belgium and Canada in the Philippines, in a bid to end gender-based violence in the country. Duality of acceptance In...Keep on reading: Despite tolerance, more effort needed for LGBTQI inclusivity

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