Being a member of the LGBT community means being part of a minority group—one that this heavily marginalized and discriminated against in this relatively conservative society of ours. So there is really no hesitation on my part at all in voting for Ang Ladlad as my party list in tomorrow’s national election. Without Ang Ladlad, the party-list system is just an abstract political exercise for me that doesn’t seem relevant at all. Now that Ang Ladlad has been given the party-list accreditation, by no less than the Supreme Court, I can now genuinely give my vote to an organization that indeed represents me! No more abstaining or voting anymore to some faceless, generic party-list entities who may or may not be dummy orgs for less scrupulous political parties. And since the ballot is a confidential document (in order to thwart vote buying), nobody you don’t want to know would know you voted for Ang Ladlad.
So, please vote for Ang Ladlad! They are #89 on the ballot and deserve our support much more than any other party-list org out there. Itaguyod ang pantay-pantay na karapatan para sa lahat ng tao!