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Hontiveros backs Gretchen Diez: Trans rights are human rights

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End discrimination of transgender people.

Senator Risa Hontiveros has expressed support for a transgender woman who was arrested after being barred from using a women’s restroom in a mall in Cubao.

Hontiveros said Gretchen Diez has endured harassment just “for living her truth.”

“Sa mga nagsasabing hindi na natin kailangan ng SOGIE Equality Law kasi tanggap na naman ang LGBT sa Pinas: A trans woman has just been humiliated in a mall restroom in Cubao. Pinosasan at dinala sa Karingal!” she wrote on Facebook.

“One of my lawyers was with Gretchen Diez last night. Gretchen has my full support. Will also meet with her today. I am extending whatever help she would need to seek justice. She is being harassed for living her truth. Discrimination against transgender people has to STOP! LGBT persons face harassment & discrimination every day. This must STOP!” she said.

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