In their effort to raise funds for their Xmas Party, LBTs in the area went around their barangay (village) to sing Xmas carols to their neighbors on December 17-22, 2010. They also serenaded GALANG staff with a medley of Filipino, English, and Spanish Xmas songs when they visited the office on December 22, 2010. The (read more)»»»
Ten potential grassroots LBT leaders underwent a Basic Leadership Training and Teambuilding Seminar in scenic Antipolo City on November 20-21, 2010. The 2-day seminar kicked off GALANG’s series of training and mentoring activities for its local LBT partners. Leadership and organizational development are at the core of GALANG’s capacity building program component.
Carla Sutherland, first director of the Arcus Foundation’s International LGBT Rights Program, and David Mattingly, Senior Program Officer and Manager of Programs of the Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR), spent an entire morning listening to the stories of struggle and survival of GALANG’s grassroots LBT leaders and their families. Carla and David visited GALANG’s (read more)»»»
June has traditionally been considered LGBT Pride Month. The month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which many consider to be the event that sparked the birth of the international LGBT movement. In solidarity with other LGBT communities celebrating pride all over the world, GALANG conducted a film showing of But I’m a (read more)»»»
On her April 21, 2010 trip to Manila, Japanese activist Azusa Yamashita took the time to visit Quezon City to exchange stories with LBTs in GALANG’s partner communities. Azusa, who has been active in pushing for LGBT rights in international human rights mechanisms, is a queer activist and a researcher at The Office for Gender (read more)»»»