Manila is LGBT-friendly - Isko

Manila is LGBT-friendly - Isko




Its like saying ,not here in Manila.
Mayor Isko Moreno said the nation’s capital is friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

This was a reaction to the incident that happened in Quezon City re Gretchen Diez’s detention following an argument with a janitress after using the women's toilet in Farmer’s Plaza in Quezon City.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
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To demonstrate the city’s support for the LGBT community, Mayor Isko said the city would hold a pride march during the city’s foundation day next year.
“This statement will send a very good signal that no LGBT in the city of Manila will suffer the same thing [as Diez]. Here in Manila, babae, bakla, tomboy, o kung ano man ang preference nila, lahat pantay-pantay (whether you are female, male, gay or lesbian, everyone is equal),” Moreno told ABS-CBN News.
“All men are created equal. If we speak of human rights, this is basic human rights - the right to choose his preference.”

The Mayor also called out Congress to finally pass the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) equality bill, which seeks to protect members of the LGBT community from all forms discrimination.
“Let’s just respect each other’s preferences and views so as not to create animosities in the future,” he said.



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