Transgender groups in the Philippines call on government to pass laws to protect LGBTIs

Oct 19, 2014
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The transgender community in the Philippines held a community press conference for the first time yesterday to call for justice in the Jennifer Laude case

Transgender groups in the Philippines call on government to pass laws to protect LGBTIs

Photo: Facebook/Dindi Tan

Transgender groups including the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines (ATP) have renewed their calls for the government to take more proactive steps to protect members of the LGBTI community.

The ATP and other LGBTI community groups held a press conference at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday following the brutal murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, last Saturday. She was found dead with her head in a toilet bowl in a motel.

Dindi Tan, a board member of the ATP and staff member of the office of the Mayor for the Quezon City Pride Council – according to her Facebook page, said in a Facebook post that the community press conference was the first to be organized by the transgender community.

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