Updated: Jul 24
In this issue: SOGIE bill, allyship, an interview with Roanne and Tina, Filipinx LGBTQ+ rights advocates, creators and influencers, and more...
Message from the Editors
Hey kittygirls! It's the most wonderful time of the year—pride! Even though we can't celebrate together this year because of the pandemic, we still want to make this as joyous, fabulous, and loud as possible. That's why we're dedicating this issue to the Filipinx LGBTQ+ community. We hope that The PRIDE Issue can push forward the conversations that already exist in the Philippines regarding LGBTQ+ rights.
Speaking of which, throughout the month of June, we'll be highlighting notable Filipinx LGBTQ+ rights advocates and discussing terms that are related to LGBTQ+ struggles over on Instagram. Please follow us there if you haven't yet!
For The PRIDE Issue, we interviewed YouTubers and real-life couple Roanne and Tina, more popularly known to their fans as #RoTin, to ask them about their relationship, advocacies, and personal journeys to accepting their authentic selves. J will also discuss the SOGIE Bill and the state of LGBTQ+ rights in the Philippines, while E will talk about being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community as a cis and straight woman. We're also featuring Filipinx LGBTQ+ creators and influencers you should be following as well as some amazing contributions from our followers.
The PRIDE Issue is all about our freedom to self-expression, to love, and to be proud of who we are. So raise your rainbow flags, kittygirls! In a society that tells you that you're wrong for being yourself, let this issue be a small space on the internet where you can find solidarity, acceptance, and love.
We see you. We love you. Happy pride month!
The Filipina Feminists
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Table of Contents
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Pride, not Prejudice: An Interview with #RoTin For The PRIDE Issue, we interviewed YouTube celebrities and real-life couple Roanne Carreon and Tina Boado or more famously known as #RoTin. We talked to our fellow Iskas on life and love as members of the LGBTQ+ community and as a couple.
G for SOGIE Equality Bill! In the Philippines, it has been literally a long battle against LGBTQ+-based discrimination - the SOGIE Bill. This opinion piece by J aims to shed some light on what the said bill is really about and show how it affects us, whether we're part of the LGBTQ+ community or not.
Gay-Straight Alliance Starter Pack In this article, E talks about being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. She also lists seven actionable steps that cis and straight people can commit to do to help break homophobia and heteronormative standards in society.
Filipinx LGBTQ+ Rights Advocates This June, we're featuring four Filipinx LGBTQ+ rights advocates over on Instagram. Angeli Trinidad, Galang Philippines, Cha Roque, and Eva Callueng are not afraid to stand up, speak up, and fight for SOGIE equality.
TFFs Picks: Filipinx LGBTQ+ Creators & Influencers For this issue's TFFs Picks, we want to highlight five queer creators and influencers who are not only creative but are also fierce advocates of important social causes. Meet Mimiyuuuh, Phi Palmos, Rica Salomon, Klio and Kat of KFamily, and our feature this month, Roanne and Tina of #RoTin.
From Our Contributors
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Paradise: A Poem by Hyacinth Blue
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