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Herstory is Here: Lesbian Pride Stories
Herstory takes place in the four corners of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development Seminar Room, as Babaylanes Inc., in celebration of its fifteen lustrous …
Harvesting Outcomes in Baguio
Nice to meet you, Ka-VOICE! Babaylanes, along with other Empowerment and Influencing grantees, met with VOICE at Baguio City last February 21-24, 2023, for the Outcome Harvesting workshop …
Babaylanes Equality Fellowship Graduation Rites
Congratulations Babaylanes Equality Fellows! The pioneering batch of the BEF program has now graduated. Group photo with BEF Fellows, Prof. Natsy Africa-Verceles, UN Senior Human Rights Adviser Signe …
F2BM LPC Hosts StratComms Design & Consultation Workshop for CoA Member Organizations
On 18-21 January 2023, the Legal Policy Change (LPC) Cluster of the Free to Be Me hosted the Strategic Communications Design and Consultation Workshop for the member organizations …
Fellows’ Corner: Filipinos Have a Right to Inclusive and SGM-Sensitive Healthcare — A BEF Project
Written by: Ysabela Calderon The devolution of the Philippine Healthcare system in 1991 completely shifted the delivery of care for Filipinos. In the current system, the management of …
Fellows’ Corner: The BEF Experience
Written by: Altan Bermejo My experience as Fellow under the Babaylanes Equality Fellowship had influenced, taught, and exposed me to various possibilities in the LGBTQIA+ advocacy and activism. …
Fellows’ Corner: BEF JOURNEY — The Individual, The Collective, and The Movement
Written by: Red Raz, Yami Torres, and Darell Bautista How do we describe the experience of an unexpected opportunity that we always knew we needed, but we thought …
Babaylanes attends the 9th ILGA Asia Conference
Babaylanes, through the Free to Be Me Communities of Action, participated in the 9th ILGA Asia Conference last 28 November to 02 December 2022 held in Ho Chi …
Babaylanes attends (IM)PART Partners Meeting and DEI Conference in Thailand
From November 21 to 22, Babaylanes took part in the (IM)PART Partners Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. During the event, Babaylanes talked about the LGBTQI situation in the Philippines …
A Commitment to Equality: Babaylanes Goes to Olongapo City
Babaylanes, led by its Former President Mader Perci Vilar Cendana, facilitated a SOGIESC Forum & Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Consultation for the City of Olongapo last 29 November 2022 at …

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