THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Gabriel Paolo Diño became the first transgender head of student government in the Phippines by beating her opponent by 500 votes for a final tally of 3290 votes. In addition, another transgender student, Pat Bringas, won a student council seat in the same election.
Clara Rita Padilla of EnGendeRights: “It’s a great win for human rights to have a transgender win the premier seat in the (UP) Student Council . . . she fights against gender discrimination, corruption and hazing. This is something to be proud of because this means there’s hope in Philippine society.”
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This victory in the Phillipines is a victory for U.S. as well. The Catholic Church is a huge power blocking anti-discrimination efforts. The success of these transgender women is a victory for trans people everywhere!
Why are you calling her by her birth name?
News reports sources. Is she using different name?