1st Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum

The 1st Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum is a three-day event that celebrates Filipino LGBTQIA+ persons in Europe. It is the first gathering of its kind for Filipinos in Europe.

The event will include empowered and dedicated Filipinos who are active in LGBTQIA+ advocacy work from diverse backgrounds and expertise. 

The Forum aims to provide a safe and collaborative platform for Filipino persons in Europe to connect, share, and learn from each other. We hope that the Forum will inspire and empower participants to contribute  in making positive changes in society. The 3-day program will include inspirational talks, knowledge-sharing, and interactive workshops.

During the forum, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other Filipinos who may have experienced similar challenges and discriminations of being a Filipino LGBTQIA+ in Europe. It will be the ideal platform for the community to engage as well as to create a formal network of support.

The organisation

Event Schedule

The 1st Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 2nd to 4th August 2023.

Day 1: Opening Ceremony

Wed, 2 Aug 2023 

Opening Ceremony  15:00 – 18:00
Amsterdam Mayor’s Residence

Fellowship Dinner 18:30 – 21:30
Bayota Community Centre

Day 2: Information and Empowerment

Thur, 3 Aug 2023 – Amsterdam
The Social Hub, Pride Hub Rm 1

Forum Event 14:00 – 16:00
Interactive SOGIE and Legal Workshop
led by Dr Chei Billedo & UK Solicitor Aris Ibarondo

Tulipa Film | Q&A 16:30 – 18:00

Fellowship Dinner 18:00 – 19:00 

Day 3: Vision & Commitment

Fri, 4 Aug 2023 – Amsterdam
Het Parool Theatre Amsterdam

Forum Event  14:00 – 16:00
Road map / Call to Action
Establishing formal network

Trans Health Talk: The Harm of Self-Medication 16:30-18:00
(Public Event)

Fellowship Dinner 18:00 – 19:00 

Note: We will use English and Filipino languages as medium of communication during the forum and workshops. Please kindly let us know if you need translations in order to attend or participate. Dinner will be provided for all registered parricipants from Wednesday to Friday.

Public Events

Tulipa Film Showing & Panel Discussion

Thursday, 3 August 2023
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
The Social Hub, Pride Hub Rm 1

Tulipa Film Screening
Read more about Tulipa

Panel Discussion | Q&A :
Rhadem Musawah – Film Director
Chris Sta Brigida Kopp – Film Producer
Kaye Candaza
Godwin Yosalina-Bouman
Dr. Irene van Driel 
Dr. Chei Billedo

Trans Health: The Harm of Self-Medication

Friday, 4 August 2023
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
Het Parool Theatre Amsterdam
Read more about the Trans Health Talk

Panel Discussion / Speakers:
Dr. Camiel Welling – Trans Health Clinic
Dr. Oladipupo Shobowaler – AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Dee Mendoza – Society of Trans Women of the Philippines
Kaye Candaza – Filipino LGBT Europe

Register to Participate

Registration to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1st Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum is now closed.

However, you are still welcome to attend all FORUM and Public Events: Tulipa Film Screening & Trans Health Talk

Partner Organisations

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