Filipino LGBT Netherlands

Bayota – Home of Filipino LGBTQ+ 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.  🇵🇭 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ ❤️

Assistance during covid-19 pandemic

Work and benefit

WW-uitkering (Unemployment Benefits) for those who lost their jobs. You will need your DigiD to apply. Read more

NOW: Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (Tijdelijke Noodmaatregel Overbrugging voor Werkbehoud NOW). Govenment’s measures to support employers so they can continue paying for their employees salary during the corona crisis. Read more

TOZO: Temporary Bridging Scheme for Independent Entrepreneurs (De Tijdelijke overbruggingsregeling zelfstandig ondernemers). Government’s measures to support entrepreneurs during the corona crisis.  Read more


Your GP is always your first point of contact if you have medical complaints. In case of suspicion of covid-19, call 0800 1202. More information via RIVM

Krusipost offers medical and psychosocial care to people that can’t find help at regular care organisations.

Doctors of the World offers help in finding medical help, for example to people without valid residence papers, refugees or newcomers. 

Doctors of the World: Everyone has a right to medical care. Read more

Food Aid provides food packages and money allowance for those who have residence permit. Registration is required. provides food packs for those who does not have access to governent aid and normal food bank. Supports Filipino LGBT Europe’s food aid distribution.

Residence permit to stay or papers provides all the information for undocumented.

Het Wereldhuis provides counselling, daycare, second-hand clothes, empowerement trainings, advice or assistance on writing letters or translation help for undocumented.

IOM United Nations helps those who wants to go home voluntarily.

Updates for Netherlands

Community Activities

Bayota Nights Salo-Salo

Potlock Fellowship every Wednesday nights

Every week on Wednesday evenings Filipino LGBTIQ+ meets in Amsterdam for a relax evening of kainan, kuwentuhan at tawanan. Its an evening to meet new friends and people in our community. It is a safe space and everyone is welcome. 

It’s a potlock evening so please feel free to bring something to share. Join us create a strong loving community. 

Ayuda sa Amsterdam – Medical Service

Free Doctor’s Consultation and Sexual Health Check-ups

Every first Fridays of the month, Filipino LGBT Europe in cooperation with Dokters van de Wereld (DvdW) and GGD Amsterdam conducts FREE Doctor’s Consultation and Sexual Health Check-ups at Moses and Aaron Church between 4:30pm and 7:30pm in Amsterdam. 

Ayuda sa Amsterdam – Food Aid

Tulong sa Pagkain

Filipino LGBT Europe – Ayuda sa Amsterdam Team distributes food aid in cooperation with Red Cross Netherlands and Moses and Aaron Church to those who lost jobs or experiencing hardship due to the effects of covid-19 pandemic.

Pride Walk Amsterdam – Annual Participation

Filipino LGBT Europe walks in solidarity with our TRANS siblings

Every year Filipino LGBT Europe foundation joins Pride Amsterdam Walk Amsterdam. 

Yearly, we dedicate our walk for our Trans siblings as our sign of solidarity. Join us this year, let’s walk together!

Meet our local community officers

Mary Grace Albaran

Coordinator, Filipino LGBT NL

MJ Caballero-McKnight

Secretary, Filipino LGBT NL

Jayson Uy

Treasurer, Filipino LGBT NL

Gerald Esguerra

Public Relations, Filipino LGBT NL

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