Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

- A video of an openly gay police officer joining Mr. Gay Philippines has gone viral recently

- The video features PO1 Jessie Quitevis from Taguig City who expressed his desire to break gender stereotype that gays can very much help even in law enforcement and keeping peace in a particular area

- The coronation night for the Mr. Gay Philippines will be on Oct 2, the winner will represent the country in the Mr. Gay World pageant

Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

End discrimination against LGBT. Photo from ABS-CBN news.

In countries where religious organizations dominate public discourse on sexuality, gender role and life principles, progressive views are most of the time frowned upon.

While many liberal democracies around the world have achieved so much in trying to fight against barbaric beliefs and practices, the battle for other nations will still be bloody.

Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Out and proud. Photo from fb.com

The belief that the Supreme being only created a man and a woman and nothing in between is blamed for the gender discrimination in various societies.

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Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

PO1 Jessie Quitevis. Photo from fb.com

Even for nations which are considered to be progressive and liberal to an extent, the issue of discrimination is still a hot topic. Gay rights movements still have a long way to go.

While several legislation have been made to counter gender stereotype, there are still stigma surrounding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) relationships.

In the Philippines, where the dominant religion frowns upon homosexual acts and relationships, gender stereotype is a difficult battle LGBT lobbyists fight.

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Police officer joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Joining the fight. Photo from ABS CBN news.

If you're born a man, you are expected to follow the path of manhood. That is your favorite color should be blue and not pink. Your profession should be masculine and you can't go the other way. This police office wanted to take a shot at breaking that notion.

A video of an openly gay police officer joining Mr. Gay Philippines has gone viral recently. The video features PO1 Jessie Quitevis from Taguig City who expressed his desire to break gender stereotype that gays can very much help even in law enforcement and keeping peace in a particular area.

The coronation night for the Mr. Gay Philippines will be on Oct 2, the winner will represent the country in the Mr. Gay World pageant.

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