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  • Organisation

    San Julian Pride is an emerging grassroots organisation of gay men and transwomen advocating LGBT rights in one of the poorest areas of the Philippines – San Julian, Eastern Samar. It aims to promote unity, mutual support and total well-being of the gay men and transgender women of San Julian, Eastern Samar and other municipalities and advocate equality of people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions (SOGIE).

    • Organisation

      San Julian Pride is an emerging grassroots organisation of gay men and transwomen advocating LGBT rights in one of the poorest areas of the Philippines – San Julian, Eastern Samar. It aims to promote unity, mutual support and total well-being of the gay men and transgender women of San Julian, Eastern Samar and other municipalities and advocate equality of people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions (SOGIE).

    • Project

      UnivLink: Inclusion of LGBT Students of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) Campuses project empowers LGBT students through rights awareness, creation of safe spaces, and organised campus involvement. Without legal protection at the national level, Philippines’ LGBTs remain a marginalised and stigmatised minority group prone to discrimination that adversely impact their lives, including their education. Schools, which are supposed to be safe environments, are among the institutions where LGBT discrimination occurs. Unsupported and unorganised in this hostile environment, LGBT students are unable to stand for themselves. Becoming organised and duly accredited by the school, and connected with supportive agencies at the national level will enable LGBT students in the ESSU system to feel safe, assertive of their rights, become participative in students’ political sphere, and generally thrive academically and socially in their campuses. This project responds to these concerns through:

      This project responds to these concerns through:

      • Enhancing San Julian Pride’s organisational capacity cognisant of its being the only organisation of its kind in the Samar region;
      • Catalysing ESSU LGBT students to organise themselves based on situation analysis;
      • Orienting them about protective laws and their rights as students;
      • Equipping them with basic leadership and organisational skills;
      • Supporting them in forming an ESSU inter-campus network of LGBT student organisations; and
      • Building sustainability measures that will support the longevity of the campus organisations.
  • Project

    UnivLink: Inclusion of LGBT Students of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) Campuses project empowers LGBT students through rights awareness, creation of safe spaces, and organised campus involvement. Without legal protection at the national level, Philippines’ LGBTs remain a marginalised and stigmatised minority group prone to discrimination that adversely impact their lives, including their education. Schools, which are supposed to be safe environments, are among the institutions where LGBT discrimination occurs. Unsupported and unorganised in this hostile environment, LGBT students are unable to stand for themselves. Becoming organised and duly accredited by the school, and connected with supportive agencies at the national level will enable LGBT students in the ESSU system to feel safe, assertive of their rights, become participative in students’ political sphere, and generally thrive academically and socially in their campuses. This project responds to these concerns through:

    This project responds to these concerns through:

    • Enhancing San Julian Pride’s organisational capacity cognisant of its being the only organisation of its kind in the Samar region;
    • Catalysing ESSU LGBT students to organise themselves based on situation analysis;
    • Orienting them about protective laws and their rights as students;
    • Equipping them with basic leadership and organisational skills;
    • Supporting them in forming an ESSU inter-campus network of LGBT student organisations; and
    • Building sustainability measures that will support the longevity of the campus organisations.
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