The only political party for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Philippines, Ladlad is celebrating its 9th anniversary. With a lot of work still to be done to promote equal rights for all, it is eyeing winning seats in Congress as the 2013 elections near.
With music, some dancing, pink attire and a short program, Ladlad party list, once dubbed by CNN as the only gay political party in the world, signaled its intention to join the 2013 elections for Congress. And, besides throwing its hat into the party-list race, Ladlad is also eyeing a seat in the upper chamber, with no less than its founder and chairman, Prof. Danton Remoto, declaring a plan to run for senator.
18/06/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
We are determined to win as the first partylist for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) in Philippine Congress that will claim and reclaim the rights we have lost from centuries of homophobia, transphobia and discrimination,” thus said Ladlad Partylist Chair Ms. Bemz Benedito during a press conference. >>>
MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Tuesday to recognize the gay group Ang Ladlad as an accredited party-list group and to include its name when the poll body starts printing the ballots for the May 2010 elections.
The directive was contained in a temporary restraining order issued by the court against a Comelec resolution disqualifying Ang Ladlad from the party-list elections in May. >>>