Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This May, another anniversary!

This May 2010, the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) celebrates 8 years. In line with our 8th year anniversary celebrations, it is our pleasure to present the following events:

2 May 2010 (Sun), 7 pm
Bgy.Bagong Pag-asa Covered Court, Quezon City

The Flores de Mayo is a Filipino cultural tradition that celebrates the blooming flowers of May. The festival culminates with a procession that depicts the finding of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. On 2 May 2010, selected ladies will serve as sagalas and parade in Bgy. Pag-asa in Quezon City in the first Gay Lesbian Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) FlorEZ de Mayo. This event is brought to you by EZ Lubricating Jelly in cooperation with the Metropolitan Community Church Quezon City (MCCQC), Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (PROGAY) and Task Force Pride (TFP) Philippines.

TRANS+ACTION Standing Up For Your Rights
9 May 2010 (Sun), 1 pm
Isis International, UP Village, Quezon City

No anniversary will be complete without revisiting the ideas that undergird transactivism. On 9 May 2010  members will come together for an exclusive closed-door workshop on transgender human rights advocacy in the Philippines entitled Trans+Action Standing Up For Your Rights followed by a strategic planning workshop that will set our agenda and action plan in the coming year.

22 May 2010 (Sat), 7 pm
Something Fishy, Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City

On 22 May 2010, we present the first Sybil Awards, right around the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), as a way to honor individuals, organizations, establishments and other entities that, in their own way, combat intolerance based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), uphold gender equality and promote the empowerment of sex and gender diverse people.

The Sybil Awards is named after one incarnation of the Great Mother, a goddess whose worship dates back to the Stone Age. Known by different names, she was called Sybil in various cultures. The Great Mother Sybil was venerated by transgender priestesses in pre-communal, matrilineal societies.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Fontanos


Dawn Selya said...

Happy anniversary STRAP! And more fulfilling years to come!

Monica Roberts said...

Happy 8th Anniversary STRAP!

May you continue to grow, prosper, and educate people about our lives in the Philippines.

May you also continue your tradition of being shining example of courageous leadership for transpinays and your trans sisters and around the world.

PinayTG said...

Thank you Dawn & Monica! Much love to both of you. This anniversary is for all transwomen around the world who are fighting their oppression. HUGS!