Former senator loren legarda is an ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) community. Legarda, now congresswoman of antique, has called for love and respect for the lgbt community during the observation of pride month. senator loren legarda-leviste, who earlier said they might schedule a hearing tomorrow to beat the feb. senators have also expressed support for the proposed sexual orientation and gender identity and expression equality bill in congress. Lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender community, said legarda,. No person should be discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, senator loren legarda said on friday. She called for the immediate passage of the proposed anti-discrimination or sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (sogie) equality bill. Aside from hontiveros, others who signed it are senate president pro-tempore franklin drilon, majority leader vicente sotto iii, minority leader ralph recto, senators leila de lima, loren legarda. in august 8, 2018, hontiveros along with four other senatorsloren legarda, ralph recto, franklin drilon, and juan miguel zubiriexpressed support for the passage of the measure. a gay political party will be on the ballot monday for the first time in the philippines, where eight out of 10 households are roman catholics. Leila de lima on monday slammed the tarlac state university (tsu) for preventing six transgender students from wearing their preferred outfit during their graduation and forcing them to wear barong tagalog (embroidered formal shirt for men). The award was conferred by the true colours fund, a new york-based lgbtq organisation co-founded by international pop star cyndi lauper in celebration of international womens day. A gay political party will be on the ballot monday for the first time in the philippines, where eight out of 10 households are roman catholi.