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Various orgs bat for creation of anti-discrimination body

in PHILIPPINES, 03/03/2014

Various organizations and government offices are pushing for the passage of an Anti-Discrimination Commission in Cebu City.

The Coalition for the Liberation of  the Reassigned Sex (Colors), Rainbow Rights Project, Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) and Cebu City Federation of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) asked the Cebu City Council to fast-track the approval of the said commission.

The Anti-Discrimination Commission will protect and monitor the community and welfare of  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

Colors President Magdalena Robinsons said that the organization received numerous reports of social discrimination particularly in comfort rooms and bars.

"There is really a need for immediate passage of the commission to properly address discrimination against the LGBT," Robinsons said.

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