Although legislation supporting same-sex marriage in the Philippines has been proposed several times in the Philippine legislature, none has been passed. However, in the early 21st century, the church position changed dramatically to an extent where the church leadership apologized through an official statement to the LGBT community. Pre-colonial people believe that to escape the danggas, semen must be offered by flinging them onto a dangga, which would slightly distract the dangga, thus, give more time for a human to escape. The main reasons for the high percentage of LGBT acceptance in the Philippines are 1 the archipelago's historic point of view and respect to gender-shifting and non-based gender roles before the 12th century which have been inputted in indigenous cultures prior to Islamization and Christianization and 2 the current public mediums television, writings, radio, and social media that have set a spotlight on the sufferings of countless LGBT Filipinos in their own country due to colonial-era and colonial-inspired religions. The city of Dagupan enacted an anti-discrimination ordinance inwhich includes sexual orientation as a protected characteristic.
Filipino homosexuals eventually identified to this oppressive identity and began engaging in projects of inversion, as the disparity of homo and hetero entrenched and became increasingly salient in the people's psychosexual logic. The lesbiangaybisexual and transgender LGBT people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture in society and also have limited legal rights. Pressure builds on Carrie Lam to resign as released activist calls for her to be held accountable over extradition bill. The bill did not advance.
LGBT rights in the Philippines.