LGBT political party in Philippines eyes parliament

Members of the Phillipines' Ladlad party

Members of the Phillipines’ Ladlad Party (photo via ILGA)

BY MATTHEW RODGERS
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The world’s only LGBT political party, Philippines Ladlad Party began their campaign on Wednesday and are trying to win seats in the country’s Parliament, or House of Congress.

The Philippine’s Congress is attempting to integrate underrepresented groups. Thus far, ethnic groups, tribes, teachers and senior citizens have been give representation, but not LGBT groups. If Ladlad is elected this year, Party leader Danton Remoto said, “our first priority is to pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill which has been stuck in congress for 13 years.”

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