University of Philippines students elect transgender student body leaders

Trans women Heart Dino and Pat Bringas elected to University of Philippines Student Council (Photo: Facebook)

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.”

Padilla says Diño’s victory will help with anti-discrimination bills being considered in the Philippines Congress opposed by the Catholic church and some Congress people.
Padilla: “We’re hoping this could be a start. It’s clear Philippine society is changing.”

More from GMA News: UP elects nation’s first transgender head of student government | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere.

Trans women Heart Dino and Pat Bringas elected to University of Philippines Student Council (Photo: Facebook)

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3 replies

  1. 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!

  2. Why are you calling her by her birth name?

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