Out & Proud

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Be True. Be Proud. Be out

Be True. Be Proud. Be out

Happy Coming Out Day! Be proud of who you are because you are fabulous and amazing! ❤❤❤ To Anyone who cannot come out yet:You are loved. You matter. Heads up, your time will come.  ...

Out & Proud: Brian

Out & Proud: Brian

Out & Proud: Brian Growing up in Davao City, Philippines, I knew as a small boy that I was different. I did not like playing with robots and I preferred playing ‘bahay-bahayan’ (building a house and cooking) with my siblings and cousins. I also had one ‘typical...

Out & Proud: Ryan

Out & Proud: Ryan

Out & Proud: Ryan I came out when I was 17 years old. Born and raised in London, I was out and proud to everyone. My friends at college and university. Even my brother and sister. Everyone.... ... everyone except my Filipino religious Catholic strict parents. I...

Philippines: A Caring Nation

Philippines: A Caring Nation

Philippines: A Caring Nation I have now lived for almost 20 years in Europe. I witnessed, experienced and lived in societies in Europe where LGBT rights are upheld and protected by the government and by its citizens. As a Filipino, it makes me feel sad that those same...

Out & Proud: Kaye

Out & Proud: Kaye

Kaye, 34, Manila > Amsterdam. “Not all girls and women were assigned female at birth. You can do it. You are unique. You are not alone”. These are the words that Kaye would love to say to her younger self to get through the hard times she would experience. This...

Out & Proud: Eddy

Out & Proud: Eddy

Todays Out & Proud story comes from someone special who I had met in the summer during my travels in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. 18 year old, Eddy. I had travelled to the North to do some independent charity work and met with students, teachers and...

Out & Proud: Makaw

Out & Proud: Makaw

Today as we celebrate the National Coming Out day, we want to celebrate those who gave us strenght, those who inspire us, and those who serve as a beacon of light when we are confused, worried and afraid that no one will accept and love us. On today's out & proud...

Out & Proud: Nik

Out & Proud: Nik

Growing up in the Philippines where being “different” stimulates hate and hurtful judgment, “coming out” is a difficult thing to do. And it takes a thousand shower of courage for a person to show his/her/their true self to the world. I was just a little kid when I...

Out & Proud: Anonymous

Out & Proud: Anonymous

Siguro ka kaiba ang story ko sa ibang ng come out na. Di gaya ng iba at the early age they feel already kung ano talaga sila. My big revelation: Dahil late na ng malaman ko na Lesbian ako, kaya naka pag asawa pa ako at nag karon ng 3 anak. Medyo shocking ba? By the...

Out & Proud: Ajay

Out & Proud: Ajay

Our next coming out story is from Ajay Millan Mainar and he is based in Butuan, Philippines. Since i was a little kid, I’ve already had this "boyish" act. But of course, I was just a kid at that time, I still wear girly clothes with all those hairpins and butterfly...

Out & Proud: Luna

Out & Proud: Luna

Here is our third coming out story from Luna. Luna is behind our org's social media accounts (FB and IG) as well as the Local Country Coordinator (NL). Read her story below: "Coming out, to be honest is exhausting and scary. I am not out to most people of my life but...

Out & Proud: MJ

Out & Proud: MJ

Our second coming out story is from MJ, the Local Chapter (NL) Secretary for the Stichting Filipino LGBT Europe. "I remember when I was a kid I was playing barbie doll and chinese garter while visiting friends. My father picked me up and on our way home my dad told me...

Out & Proud: Gerald

Out & Proud: Gerald

"I knew I was gay when I was a kid and only few of my friends knew about my truth. I was 13 when my family migrated to America. It was then I saw and felt how difficult it was for a teenager and not yet out of the closet to belong to any group. I got scared and was...

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