Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of LGBTIQ Persons Endorsed by Philippines Government Department

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Judy M. Taguiwalo this morning delivered a keynote speech at the Regional Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in the ASEAN activity led by the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC).

The ASC is a regional coalition working for the protection and promotion of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) persons in the Southeast Asian region. Its work entails advocacy to ensure that SOGIE related concerns are reflected in domestic and regional level policies. It also works with various groups to build and strengthen a LGBTIQ movement in the ASEAN region.

In her speech, Sec. Taguiwalo reiterated her full support for LGBTIQ rights and said that much still has to be done to stop discrimination against LGBTIQ persons and increase not only tolerance, but understanding and acceptance of the same in Philippine society.

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