Catriona Gray on trans woman incident: PH needs SOGIE Equality Law

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Catriona Gray on trans woman incident PH needs SOGIE Equality Law
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is a strong ally of LGBTQ+ community for the passing of SOGIE Bill.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray shows support for SOGIE bill once more, following the arrest of a transgender woman in QC. 

Catriona Gray has been vocal about her being an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. 

The beauty once again spoke on her Instagram account on Thursday slamming the recent arrest of Gretchen Diez at a mall in Quezon City, a city which has an existing rule opposing gender discrimination. 

Gray said the incident of Diez is a solid evidence to push for the passing of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill. 

Last night’s incident involving a transgender woman being prohibited from using the women’s washroom and resulting in being escorted off premises in handcuffs by local police only highlights further, the Philippines need for implementation of the #SOGIEEqualityBill,” Gray wrote on her post. 

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Last night's incident involving a transgender woman being prohibited from using the womans washroom and resulting in being escorted off premises in handcuffs by local police only highlights further, the Philippines need for implementation of the #SOGIEEqualityBill. LGBTQ+ rights are HUMAN rights – mga karapatang pangkaligtasan at kalayaan mula sa diskriminasyon, karahasan at pagmamalupit batay sa pagkakakilanlan. The incident happened in a city that has an existing anti-discrimination bill. Ibig sabihin, walang saysay ang isang bill na hindi maipatupad sa isang komunidad. Kasabay ng hinihinging pagpasa ng #SOGIEEQUALITYBILL, dapat din tayong humiling ng mga sumusunod bilang isang komunidad: 1. "Accessible forms of information for the public such as educational drives, programs and awareness campaigns": para mas maintindihan natin ang mga pangangailangan ng LGBTQ+ community at para malaman natin ang mga bagay na maaari pa nating magawa bilang mga kaalyado o mga taong may awa sa kapwa ❤. 2. "A SOGIE workplace policy": para sa lahat ng mga pampublikong tagapaglingkod at mga taong may impluwensiya sa komunidad. Gusto ko ring pagtuunan natin ng pansin ang katotohanang wala dapat makaranas ng anumang uri ng pagpapahiya at pang-aabuso (emotional, physical o sexual), LGBTQ+ man o hindi. The whole arguement of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse – is still victim blaming and IS NOT RIGHT. The blame should be on the perpetrators who should be held accountable and corrective actions should be taken (in last nights case – points one and two above could greatly help prevent future similar incidents from happening). Ang LGBTQ + ay nakikipaglaban para sa kanilang mga karapatan – ang karapatan sa kaligtasan, proteksyon at pagkakapantay-pantay – ay laban din natin. ?‍? #SOGIEEqualityNow

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Fight for SOGIE Bill 

The SOGIE Bill seeks to penalize any kinds of discrimination of a person’s SOGIE. 

Sen. Risa Hontiveros authored the measure and refiled the bill in the Senate last June. 

On a recent event of the transgender woman in a women’s comfort room at Farmers Plaza mall of Araneta Center, she was handcuffed and brought to Quezon City Police District Station 7 after a janitress accused her of making a public disturbance. 

“The whole argument of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse – is still victim blaming and IS NOT RIGHT,” Gray exhorted. 

Gray also argued her further suggestions, such as SOGIE workplace policy, to create a peaceful environment and equal treatment for LGBTQ+ members.

“[The LGBTQ+ are fighting for their rights — their right to safety, protection, and equality — is also our fight],” the queen added. 

Gray has been a proud ally and advocate for gender equality. In fact, besides her striking posts about LGBTQ+ issues, she’s been attending event discussions like the recent campus dialogue event in South Africa. 

She previously promoted the international event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community — Pride Month

The queen is consistent in spreading messages of love and support for the community.

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