“I like life in Taiwan because I can live freely.” Melinda, a lesbian, was not accepted by her father in her native family. After coming to Taiwan [from the Philippines], she felt goodwill for the first time. “I When I first came to Taiwan, my mentor at work was very good with me. He didn’t discriminate against me because of my sexuality. When he told my male supervisor that I like girls, the male executive also said: “Go! Let’s go together and look for a girl for you!”
This is a friendly environment that allows Melinda to be herself; it is also because of this freedom that she wants to stay here and learn to be independent. She took us to the nearby Philippine grocery store to visit. I watched her talk to the clerk in a familiar way, sometimes whispering and sometimes laughing, and introducing us to the food and culture of the Philippines, so confident. Living so confidently is the reason why her mother wanted her to come to Taiwan.
便是這樣友善的環境，讓 Melinda 能自在地做自己；也是因為這份自在，讓他想繼續留在這裡，也因此學會了獨立。他帶著我們到附近的菲律賓雜貨店參觀，我看著他熟稔地與店員們談天，時而細語呢喃、時而開懷大笑，還向我們介紹菲律賓的食物與文化，如此自信的模樣或許也是他的母親希望他來台灣的原因吧。
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MATALAM, North Cotabato – An enraged farmer on Tuesday shot dead his wife and another woman, whom he had suspected of being a lesbian, after finding them sleeping together inside the family home in Barangay Poblacion here.
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“Minutes after, he got into a heated discussion with Ymi when she confronted him directly and asked him to go. It was when Ymi threw a tissue at him that he snapped and threw two punches at her (during this time they were outside Saguijo’s gate). I ran to them and tried to pull Ymi away, he punched me on my left cheek before giving Ymi another punch. This was when roadies and other Saguijo people ran to us.”
Continue reading at: Lesbian couple Ymi and Cha, on getting punched for standing up for their rights | Lifestyle | GMA News Online (Source)
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Organizers led by Eastern Police District Director Romulo Sapitula, hope that the contest would help end gender discrimination and show equality for members of the LGBT community in the police force.
The event featured a talent section, a casual wear segment, and a formal wear round, and was held at the Tanghalang Pasigueño in Pasig City Friday night.
Continue reading at: ‘Gwapulis Din’: Pageant for lesbian cops aims to end discrimination | ABS-CBN News (Source)
Listening 2 Lesbians will provide news of any updates to the “In Memoriam” blog on a monthly basis. This amazing record of the loss of those in our lesbian community to violence is not complete, but it is also the only record being kept at this time.
This month we honor the following sister:
Kathleen Ann Barrientos (March 18, 2017)
Continue reading at: In Memoriam: Lesbian Murder Victims: April 2017 (Source)