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Quezon City officially opens crisis center for LGBTs

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Quezon City now has a one-stop crisis center for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) who fall victim to abuse and discrimination with Mayor Herbert Bautista’s signing of the ordinance for its establishment.

More than two months after the city council passed the measure creating a crisis center for LGBTs, Bautista approved last month the law that transformed the women’s and children’s crisis center at Quezon City General Hospital into the “Quezon City protection center for victim-survivors of gender-based violence and abuse.”

The creation of the one-stop crisis center for LGBTs was pushed by Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte, who was responsible for the creation in 2011 of the city government-subsidized crisis center for women and children, also at the hospital.

Belmonte and several councilors noted that women were not the only victims of gender-based abuse. Most of the time, LGBTs are discriminated against and in need of help and protection.

Under the ordinance, victims of gender-based violence need special safeguards and care through appropriate medical, psychological and legal protection against all forms of abuse.

The measure defines “gender-based violence” as physical, sexual, psychological violence occurring in the family, within the general community or condoned by the State which includes: battery; rape; sexual harassment; harmful traditional practices; exploitation; intimidation at work, educational institutions and elsewhere; prostitution; as well as human trafficking.

Janet Oviedo of the Office of the Vice Mayor told the Inquirer that since the one-stop crisis center officially opened last month, it has served three clients the LGBT community.

“They are grateful for the establishment of the crisis center. All three were battered by their partners and sought refuge at the center because they had nowhere else to go. Our legal officer at the center assisted them in filing charges in court against the people responsible for beating them,” she said.


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Tags: bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) , crisis center , gays , lesbians , ordinance , Philippines - Metro , Quezon City


  • boybakal

    Quezon City now has a one-stop crisis center for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) who fall victim to abuse and discrimination….Mayor Herbert Bautista.

    Talaga tong si Herbert, inuna pa yon mga Bakla at Tomboy.
    Daming mahihirap at squatter.
    May one stop pa…dapat nga ikulong yan mga yan sa dami ng binibiktimang kabataan.
    Showbiz talaga tong si Herbert, pulos Kabaklaan.

  • kilabot

    start with re-education; 
    try this: 

    corrective biology for deviants 101 
    =========================
    human anatomy hides the anus deep between the buttocks; 
    it is hidden because it is one of the dirtiest human part used for vowel movement; 
    not supposed to be used other than its intended purpose, as passageway of human waste; 
    anus is not a reproductive sex organ, either. not designed for that; 
    what one gets when using it for sex is orga$m of germs; 
    foolishly, lgbts defy nature and in their perverted lu$t misuse the hole; 
    treating it like a hidden treasure to be expropriated instead of to keep away from; 
    so they caress it, kiss it, put makeup on it and penetrate it; 
    calling it love; deadly love; not the romeo&juliet deadly type; it’s the hiv/aids deadly type; 
    this love spreads hiv/aids; 25% more and faster; 
    many famous people have become victims of this love. all dead; 
    rockhudson, liberace, fredmercury, to name a few; 
    one thing good about this perversion is it is self-liquidating; no need for rhbill. 

    do something. help rehabilitate a pervert. 

  • Mux

     Oh, poor homos and lesbians. Who will care for them? They need help too. After all, it’s not their fault that they have the urge to stick their male organs into each other or lick each other. It’s natural right? Yes, I really think they should be cared for. Oh, and their 10 year old nephews or nieces are really there for their pleasure. It’s their urge and they can’t control it. So they should be just allowed to do what they want to do. Give each other HIV, that’s their business..



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