Pride Talks in Binangonan, Rizal

“We’re definitely going to see more destinations and businesses standing up to support LGBTQ tourism in 2018 and beyond – particularly in places that haven’t traditionally been associated with the market.” John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO

Thailand, Hongkong, Taiwan are seeing a lot of benefits and imagine Philippines with better destinations and hospitable culture. We just need to keep on working and I was happy to observe for places like Binangonan as it follows Quezon City in its initiative for inclusivity.

Thank you to my fellow panelists as I shared very insightful discussion on LGBTQI+ issues:

Jeoff Solas of Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce / LGBT Tourism Lead

Rev. Crescencio “CJ” Gaba Agbayani Jr. of LGBTQ+ Party List / LGBTS Christian Church,

Shel Tiu of Pink Dot Philippines,

Julian Manongdo of UPLB babaylan / LGBTQ+ Party List ,

and

DOH HIV Counselor & HIV Advocate RV Torres

I am very happy to observe this very organized event so let me extend my utmost gratitude to the following:

Pride Binangonan Inc. President Johann Chris R. Laurente

Adviser Ms. Ma. Elvira Cecille R. Ynares.

Mayor of Binangonan, Hon. Engr. Cesar M. Yanares

and to the rest of attendees coming from both LGBTQI+ members and straight allies.

Just imagine if all regions will be so inclusive and empowering. You guys are God’s gifts.

Thank you!

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