Yet as more and more voices add to the discussion, those in the margins can be pushed even farther out of the conversation, their voices struggling to be heard. Among the most vulnerable are transgender women, who face a multitude of risks specific to their experiences, from sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression SOGIE -based discrimination to sexual harassment and violence. Many of these risks can be minimized with the proper implementation of laws like an anti-discrimination law and a gender recognition law, yet both see little to no progress at all in the Philippines, where traditional, conservative values still reign, and awareness of SOGIE is scarce.
The lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender and queer LGBTQ people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture in society and also have limited legal rights. Gays and lesbians are generally tolerated if not accepted in Filipino society , especially with the recent events that promote the rights, general acceptance and empowerment of the community, but discrimination remains. Filipino gays are known as " bakla ", but are not limited to this term. Filipino Lesbians are known as Alfa, but not limited to this term. According to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey, 11 percent of sexually active Filipinos between the ages of 15 and 24 have had sex with someone of the same sex. In pre-colonial Philippines, the culture of sexual diversity differs significantly per ethnic group. The cultures of people with sexualities that did not conform to the modern interpretation of "straight" were recorded by Spanish documentations, however, many cultures were not recorded in detail. For the cultures that were recorded in detail, majority point out that gender crossing practices was viewed as normal, especially among men who had expressions of women. Neil C. Garcia, the feminized men were similar to women in almost all aspects, except for childbearing.
The Women’s Month roundtable: The Trans Filipina experience
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