LGBT committee welcome but ‘lacks inclusivity’: groups

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12/25/2023

The creation of a committee on LGBT affairs is appreciated but the panel needs to be more inclusive, advocacy groups said Monday. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr issued Executive Order No. 51 to “strengthen existing mechanisms to address the continued discrimination being experienced by the members of the LGBTQIA+ community.” But Bahaghari chairperson Reyna Valmores told ABS-CBN News that the special committee will be led by national government agency officials and not by advocacy groups who could guide the panel and represent the sector.

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