Over 20,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults age 60+ live in San Francisco. Learn how you can help create a safe and welcoming community for LGBT older adults you serve and those who may need your services with these upcoming sessions from OpenHouse LGBT Aging Cultural Humility Training for Senior Service Providers.
Filipina-Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu chronicles the modern Filipino queer experience in a new documentary called "It Runs in the Family." Cabalu interviewed members of her family in Oakland, California and Manila to spark intimate conversations about love, acceptance and the coming out process in the Filipino diaspora. Story from Asian Journal.
A new documentary profiling Filipina trans activist January Marie Lapuz is due for release in early 2016. January Lapuz was a social coordinator and advocate for Sher Vancouver, a social, cultural and support group for LGBTQ South Asians and their friends in Surrey, Canada. The film is an homage to January who was brutally murdered in 2012. January: We Matter sheds light on trans women of colour who are being murdered at an unprecedented rate and addresses issues important to the trans community including access to educational opportunities, equitable employment, poverty and violence. News story from The Georgia Straight.
A Philippine court has found Scott Pemberton guilty of killing Filipina transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of killing Jennifer Laude in a hotel room in Olongapo city, north-west of Manila, last year. The marine was on leave in Olongapo on 11 October 2014, after joint military exercises with the Philippine army, when he met Ms. Laude in a bar. Police said they left together and checked into a hotel, where she was found dead the next day, apparently strangled and with her head inside the hotel toilet. Pemberton will face between six and 12 years imprisonment. News story courtesy of BBC.com.