Hontiveros debunks ‘I love my LGBT friends but…’ statements

MANILA, Philippines --- "I love my LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) friends but..." One may have heard this statement whether be it from a friend, overheard from a conversation at a cafe, or randomly read in a Facebook post. But for Senator Risa Hontiveros, loving a friend who is a part of the LGBT community should not come with ifs and buts. "No, mahal. If we really love them, we'd fight that they enjoy the same rights as we do," Hontiveros, who is a known advocate of women's and LGBT rights, said in a Twitter post. "We'd educate ourselves about their struggles. We'd use our straight privilege to dismantle an old system t...

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