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World’s only LGBT party launches election campaign

The world's only political party solely dedicated to LGBT issues, Ladlad in the Philippines, launched its election campaign yesterday.

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17th February 2013 02:02

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The first day of campaigning started with a blessing at 7am from Rev Ceejay Agbayani from LGBTS community church and continued with canvassing in two markets in Manila and visits to the Home for the Golden Gays elderly care home for LGBT people and beauty salons where many Filipino trans women work.

The election is not until May but Ladlad are determined to win a seat in congress this time.

Ladlad’s first party platform is to pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill which has been stuck in congress for 13 years.

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