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My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon. — Jake Zyrus (@jakezyrus) June 20, 2017 Jake Zyrus officially changed his name on social media and made his first tweet under his new name on […]

HeNotShe: Jake Zyrus is out. Now what?



For years, the commencement ceremony in a number of schools in Cebu has been an unfortunate event for our dear transgender student graduates instead of being one of the most memorable moments of their lives. Feelings of joy and accomplishment are overshadowed by feelings of anxiety, depression, and dysphoria. A vast […]

CDU Approves First Ever Transwoman to March as Authentic Self


To celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, several trans men and women made a video of themselves about the common misconceptions about trans people, and this is what they have to say. Special thanks to everyone who made this video possible: Punky Oliverio Josie Ouano-Cuizon Magdalena Robinson Maki Gingoyon Honey Saludes Judy […]

I’m Trans and I’m Not


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Testosterone is the average trans man’s staple. Some take it daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly. We swallow, dissolve, apply and inject it. But you’re probably reading this because you haven’t started transitioning and you don’t know where to start. Hopefully, this article will tackle most of your questions. What is […]

Guide To Testosterone For Trans Men – Part 1



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Hello, friend! It’s very brave of you to take a stand for your faith and burn your Nike shoes. I really admire you! It must’ve been a big sacrifice, considering it used to really go well with your Levi’s pants. Oh wait, maybe you should burn those pants too! They […]

When You Boycott LGBT-friendly Companies


The name on my birth certificate is different from my preferred name, so I requested all my university instructors to call me by my preferred name. I prepared printed letters but also spoke with them personally. It generally wasn’t a problem. Be confident but respectful. Here’s a sample letter you […]

Be Called Your Preferred Name in School


Seems like I have aged 10 years worth in a span of 2 years! Lol. I included my voice comparison and singing voice comparison in this video instead of making a separate video for that since not much has changed. It took me a while to find comparison photos of […]

Transman 2 years on Testosterone



The President of University of Manila (UoM), Emily Dodson de Leon, Ed. D, has instructed at least two students to strip in front of the school nurse, show their genitalia and be photographed while completely naked. One of the students refused to undergo such harassment and dropped out of school but […]

School ‘Forces’ Students to Strip and Show Genitalia


Transitioning is a beautiful thing and it is not about my boyfriend becoming another person. He still is the very same person who I fell in love with who wanted his body to reflect who he really is. It is not easy and I have seen how difficult it can […]

7 Things You Can Do to Support Your Partner’s Transition


On September 20, 2017, for the second time in Philippine history, an anti-discrimination bill protecting persons of diverse SOGIE or more commonly referred to as the LGBT community has been passed the third reading at the Lower House of Representatives. More surprising is the result of the vote! Affirmative – […]

One Step Closer to Equality



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The “Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons”, first published in September 2009, has been replaced by The Endocrine Society’s latest guideline, “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons”, published in September 2017. One of the changes in this new guideline is the recognition of compelling reasons to start HRT before the age of […]

New Guideline Allows Trans People to Transition at a Younger ...



Will the Anti-Discrimination Bill finally get passed into law? Like many LGBT advocates, I’m wondering whether the Anti-Discrimination Bill is going to be passed or get passed over this 17th Congress. The Anti-Discrimination Bill (H.B. 4982 by Kaka J. Bag-ao, Geraldine B. Roman et al. & S.B.N. 1271 by Risa […]

Anti-Discrimination Ordinances Across the Philippines



Did you know? 42% of LGBT students reported the harassment or assault they experienced but as many as 27% found school staff response ineffective and 36% found school staff response not at all effective. Fifth infographic from our school climate infographics series.

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