Women have always been the first to come as supporters and friends in any LGBT endeavor for equality in our homes and in the workplace. The Women’s Rights movement has also always been our inspiration too and model for working for the same rights for ourselves. Women are as capable and effective as men in any capacity in the workplace and beyond. As Filipino LGBT, we support and believe in #WOMEN.
– the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1893.
– recently celebrated 30 years since same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in 1986
– the first country in the world to have an openly transgender mayor, Georgina Beyer, in 1995. In 1999 she became the world’s first transgender member of Parliament, and remained in Parliament until her retirement in 2007.
#LGBTchamber Board Director Jeoff Solas (foreground, left) with the NSTP and Academe of Far Eastern University for their Gender and Cultural Sensitivity seminar. Here with the participants, GALANG (Philippines), and Side B Philippines #EqualityNow
In celebration of Human Rights Day this December 10, 2017, the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce shares this video from UN Human Rights about the real economic cost of LGBT exclusion (as narrated by Zachary Quinto).
We, at the #LGBTchamber, believe in championing the LGBT contribution in Philippine Business.
From When in Manila: 2nd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival Launches Official Network for Young Entrepreneurs
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017, Written by Christian Viñas;
Excerpts of the article below:
#LOL: Leaders on Lending a Hand in partnership with the National Youth Commission—this session focused on how young entrepreneurs create social impact through building sustainable social enterprises. It started with acknowledging the power of collective dreams and community collaboration to empower local communities and ended with pushing for passion, purpose, and impact on profit and income. The moderator for this panel was the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce Chair Mr. Brian Tenorio and the panel’s speakers include Ms. Cherrie Atilano, Mr. Prim Paypon, Ms. Tal de Guzman, Mr. Henry Motte-Muñoz, Mr. Liza Diño, and Ms. Kim Lim.