Discourse and Discussion

Over a period of six months, eight sessions were conducted on different topics pertinent to LGBTQI Rights advocacy. These sessions were in a “Discourse and Discussion” (D&D) format. A pre-recorded lecture video on an advocacy discourse was uploaded on a Monday, followed by an online forum with guide questions from the organizers. Then, at the end of the week, on a Saturday, a live synchronous interactive discussion session was conducted with the resource person.


Hangouts were held where participants and mentors could talk about special topics in a more conversational format. Some participants were also given the opportunity to lead peer mentoring sessions.

Batch Projects

Fostering Inclusive Healthcare: Module Development and Training on SOGIESC-Sensitive Healthcare Delivery

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Joinedt Na! LGBTQI Student Organizing Module

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Project GORA: Gauging Opportunities for Research and development through ADO Mapping

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The graduation rites for the pioneering batch of the Babaylanes Equality Fellows was held at the B Hotel Quezon City. 

Among those in attendance were Canada’s New Ambassador-Designate H.E. David Hartman, DOH Undersecretary Maria Francia Miciano-Laxamana, and BEF Mentors Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles of UP CWGS, Atty. Claire De Leon, and Mader Perci Cendaña. 🌈

During the ceremony, the BEF Graduates were also given the opportunity to present their Batch Projects to CFLI, as well as to other leaders and representatives of LGBTQI organizations from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.