2021 Summary Report

January 2021

Ayuda sa Amsterdam – Food Aid Distribution continues in 2021

Filipino LGBT Europe continues distributing food aid to displaced Filipinos in Amsterdam in coorperation with The Netherlands Red Cross and the Mozes and Aaron Church / Sant’ Egidio Community.

An appointment system was introduced to regulate the arrival of persons recevied food aid. More information via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/2021/01/12/food-aid-distribution-in-amsterdam-is-back/ 

Digital Food Aid – Pilot Scheme

Digital Food Aid, a pilot program, was introduced to the Filipino Community in cooperation with The Netherlands Red Cross. Grocery food vouchers to buy food in Albert Heijn can now be sent directly to recipients via WhatsApp messaging system. More information via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/2021/01/13/digital-food-aid-launched/ 

January 2021

Local Community Building Resumed

With its aims to create a platform where our community can connect and get support from one another, Filipino LGBT Europe continue to establish online presence for Filipino LGBT+ in Europe. Visit and join our online community on Faceboo via this link: https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoLGBTEurope/groups/ 

We also apppionts and introduce Country Coordinators to serve as the bridge between the foundation and community in each country. 

Meet our country coordinators via this link:  https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/coordinators/ 

January 2021

Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes Launched

Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes, a feature mini series to highlight the spirit of volunteerism and camaraderie during covid-19 pandemic, was launched.

Meet our Ayuda sa Amsterdam volunteers and read their stories via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/ayuda-heroes/ 

February 2021

Philippine Embassy The Hague supports Ayuda sa Amsterdam Food Aid Distrbution

Fifty Filipino Senior Citizen received Grocery Food Vouchers from the Philippine Embassy the Haue, Vitamins and Medicine from FILCOM NL (the ad-hoc alliance of Filipino Organisations in the Netherlands) and Grocery Packs from Moses and Aaron Church and De Papegaai Catholic Community in Amsterdam. Read more via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/2021/02/01/ayuda-sa-amsterdam-para-sa-filipino-senior-citizen/ 

February 2021

Celebrating LOVE Launched

In celebration of the third year founding anniversary of Filipino LGBT Europe foundation on 8th March 2021, a feature mini series was launched to celebrate LOVE by featuring ALL FORMS of LOVE.

Read the stories via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/celebrating-love/

February 2021

Filipino LGBT Europe starts working with Dokters van de Wereld

Starting Feb 2021, Filipino LGBT Europe in cooperation with Doctors of the World offers medical assistance to the Filipino Community in Amsterdam. Read more via this link: https://www.filipinolgbt.eu/medical-aid/ 

May 2021

Humans of Amsterdam features Filipino LGBT Europe Chairperson

Humans of Amsterdam features Chris Sta Brigida, Chairperson of Filipino LGBT Europe on 18 May 2021. This feature was also published at Het Parool Newspaper.

May 2021

Received Commendation from the Philippine Embassy The Hague

The Philippine Embassy in the Hague commended the Filipino LGBT Europe foundation for its efforst to facilitate the vaccination of Filipinos and other migrants in the Netherlands on its Facebook post on 22nd May 2021.

June – July 2021

UNIQLO features Filipino LGBT Europe Chairperson

UNIQLO features Filipino LGBT Europe chair Chris Sta Brigida on its Made For All Exhibition – A campaign that focuses on local community heroes during COVID19 pandemic.

June 2021

BIGAS para sa Kalayaan 2021

In commemeration of Philippine Independence day on 12 June 2021 Filipino LGBT Europe – Ayuda sa Amsterdam presents BIGAS para sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2021 with special guest: H.E. J. Eduardo Malaya, Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Aug 2021

BAYOTA – Home of Filipino LGBTIQ+ in Amsterdam inaugurated in the Netherlands

As part of Pride Amsterdam 2021 week long celebration, a community center was officially opened for the Filipino LGBTQ+ community in Amsterdam.

Filipino LGBT Europe foundation chairperson Chris Sta Brigida together with benefactors Godwin & Wimmo Yosalina-Bouman led the ribbon cutting ceremony. Some friends and members of the community joined and celebrated with the foundation to mark the occasion. 🇵🇭 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ ❤️

Sept 2021

Received Commendation from the Philippine Embassy The Hague

Ambassador of the Philippines to the Netherlands J. Eduardo Malaya handed plaques of commendation to the Filipino LGBT Europe for their “Ayuda sa Amsterdam,” where they extended food, medical and cash assistance to vulnerable Filipinos in Amsterdam.

Dec 2021

Received Best Mini Documentary award for #SOGIEForward

The #SOGIEForward won as Best Mini Documentary in the Adobo Video Fest 2021 under the Independent Creator Category. The documentary series is made by the Filipino LGBT Europe and Commission on Human Rights in partnership with MUJER LGBT+ Organisation, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, The Red Whistle, and The Royal Embassy of Netherlands Manila.

2021 Summary Report

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