GALANG Philippines, together with UNDP Philippines, Commission on Human Rights, and Overseas Development Institute launched the results of their research entitled, “Making It Work: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Philippines” through a national dissemination workshop held…
(Written for the Institute of Development Studies [IDS]) By: The Research Team, GALANG Philippines In this study supported by the Institute of Development Studies, GALANG seeks to identify strategies in which Filipino lesbians, bisexual women and trans men (LBTs) cope…
(Written for the Institute of Development Studies [IDS] and Presented in the IX IASSCS [International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society] Conference
(Written for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development [AWID]’s collection of case studies entitled Changing Their World: Concepts and Practices of Women’s Movements)
(Presented in the 2010 International Dialogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina entitled Rising Through the Challenge: Documenting and Analysing Best Practices for Advancing Human Rights based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression
Saving Lives, Promoting Democracy, Alleviating Poverty, and Fighting AIDS: The Case for Funding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations (2010)
This paper calls on development agencies to make more funds available to support groups working for the protection of LGBTs against hate violence in the developing world. It cites a GALANG report about the link between sexuality and poverty.
This paper cites GALANG’s report about butch women in the Philippines who struggle to find employment. It argues that people with non-conforming sexualities may be excluded from social and economic participation, or included on adverse terms. People who do not fit gender stereotypes, including LGBT people may face family pressure, bullying in schools, discrimination by health services, rejection by employers, and stigma from the communities which they depend on.