Akei is an enterprise that seeks to originate positive change by working at the crossroads of higher education, innovation and society. Think tank, social enterprise or nongovernmental organization are conventional labels that may describe this endeavor. The working groups, programs and projects Akei spearheads all aim to stimulate pattern-breaking action that respond to identified issues and problems in the world.
One such concern is the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual & queer (LGBTIQ) peoples which remains as one of the last great civil issues in the world. A particular issue is the homophobia and transphobia in the Philippines that have resulted in several hate crimes—heinous murders all over the country! A rising trend has been observed in recent years that causes worry especially among members of the Philippine LGBTIQ community. Confronting this problem will not only save lives from senseless violence but would hopefully bring about the sense of security needed to live in peace.
Akei, through its LGBTIQ Working Group, together with Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch are planning a forum on LGBT murders this June 28, 2011—the day when the Stonewall riots in New York began and started the global LGBT movement—in the University of the Philippines Diliman. There will also be a performance night featuring LGBT artists, which will serve as a fundraiser too for the efforts of the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch on July 1, 2011 at (formerly) Penguin, Makati in cooperation with Independent Cultural Xchange (ICX) Parties. In this regard, Akei & Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch would like to invite your reporters/contributors or editors to cover the forum and performance night.
Homophobia and transphobia in the Philippines have resulted in several hate crimes—heinous murders all over the country! A rising trend has been observed in recent years that causes worry especially among members of the Philippine LGBTIQ community. Confronting this problem will not only save lives from senseless violence but would hopefully bring about the sense of security needed to live in peace.
If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to make contact. Akei & Philippine LGBT Crime Watch thank you for your time and look forward to working with you on this endeavor.
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Director, LGBTIQ Working Group
+63 918 942 8513
Marlon Lacsamana/Reighben Labilles
Philippine LGBT Crime Watch
+63 916 828 1564/+63 917 971 4096
[email protected]/[email protected]
Lungsod ng Quezon, Pilipinas (Philippines)
M 63 920 437 8452
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