LGBTQ rights are human rights – CHR

Published June 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has highlighted the importance of equal treatment of the lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer (LGBTQ) community during the observance of Pride Month.

(CHR / MANILA BULLETIN)
(CHR / MANILA BULLETIN)

Pride Month is celebrated every June. It is called “pride” to contradict the shame and social stigma that is usually attached to the LGBTQ community.

Here in the Philippines, the CHR said that the LGBTQ community deserves to be treated just the same as everybody else. “As we raise the rainbow flag again for Pride Month, remember the continuing call that LGBTQ+ RIGHTS are HUMAN RIGHTS,” the Commission posted on Twitter.

“The CHR is one with community in continuously pushing for equality and end of discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC),” it added.

There have been so many issues faced by the LGBTQ community which have been surpassed, but the CHR said there are still so many more that they need to accomplish.

“Tandaan: lahat tayo ay pantay-pantay sa dignidad at karapatan, (Remember: we are all equal when it comes to dignity and rights),” the CHR said.

 
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