Close  
AFTER MEETING WITH TRANSWOMAN GRETCHEN DIEZ

Go says Duterte to hold LGBTQIA+ convention

/ 04:20 PM August 20, 2019
Duterte set to hold LGBTQIA+ convention – Go

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go answers questions from the media at the Senate on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Photo by Christia Marie Ramos/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to hold a convention where members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community could voice out their concerns, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go disclosed Tuesday.

“Maybe next month po ay magpapatawag po ng LGBT convention si Pangulong Duterte para po mapakinggan ang lahat ng kanilang mga mga hinaing at pwede rin po silang mag-contribute at ‘yong mga suggestions po nila,” Go told reporters after the Senate committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality’s first public hearing on the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to Go, Duterte’s planned convention in September could be an opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ community to discuss issues specially in the promotion and protection of their rights.

The former presidential aide added that Duterte is also mulling the signing of an executive order (EO) creating an LGBT Commission while the anti-discrimination bill is pending in Congress.

FEATURED STORIES

“While waiting po na ipasa itong SOGIE bill, nangako si Pangulo na maybe [he] might sign an executive order creating an LGBT commission, pagaaralan pa,” he added, noting that the possible signing of the said EO was among the proposals the President made when he met with transgender woman Gretchen Diez on Monday night.


Police earlier arrested Diez for unjust vexation as she video-recorded her confrontation with a janitress, who barred her from using a toilet designated for women in a Quezon City mall. /kga

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Equality, gender, Gretchen Diez, LGBTQIA+, Local news, Nation, national news, news, Philippine news updates, Rodrigo Duterte, Sexual Orientation, SOGIE
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.