Catriona Gray breaks her silence on Gretchen Diez’s encounter with janitress at mall

Catriona Gray breaks her silence on Gretchen Diez’s encounter with janitress at mall

- Catriona Gray posted on social media about a timely issue

- The Miss Universe 2018 expressed her support for trans woman Gretchen Diez

- She also condemned those who blamed Gretchen for what happened to her

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Catriona Gray finally shared her thoughts on Gretchen Diez, the trans woman who was detained at a mall for trying to use the comfort room for women.

KAMI learned that Catriona expressed her support for Gretchen.

“Last night's incident involving a transgender woman being prohibited from using the womans washroom and resulting in being escorted off premises in handcuffs by local police only highlights further, the Philippines need for implementation of the #SOGIEEqualityBill.

“LGBTQ+ rights are HUMAN rights - mga karapatang pangkaligtasan at kalayaan mula sa diskriminasyon, karahasan at pagmamalupit batay sa pagkakakilanlan.

“The incident happened in a city that has an existing anti-discrimination bill. Ibig sabihin, walang saysay ang isang bill na hindi maipatupad sa isang komunidad.

“Kasabay ng hinihinging pagpasa ng #SOGIEEQUALITYBILL, dapat din tayong humiling ng mga sumusunod bilang isang komunidad:

“1. ‘Accessible forms of information for the public such as educational drives, programs and awareness campaigns’: para mas maintindihan natin ang mga pangangailangan ng LGBTQ+ community at para malaman natin ang mga bagay na maaari pa nating magawa bilang mga kaalyado o mga taong may awa sa kapwa.

“2. ‘A SOGIE workplace policy’: para sa lahat ng mga pampublikong tagapaglingkod at mga taong may impluwensiya sa komunidad.

“Gusto ko ring pagtuunan natin ng pansin ang katotohanang wala dapat makaranas ng anumang uri ng pagpapahiya at pang-aabuso (emotional, physical o sexual), LGBTQ+ man o hindi,” Catriona wrote on Instagram.

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She also condemned those who blamed Gretchen for what happened.

The whole arguement of shifting the blame to the victim for reasons of being trans to justify abuse - is still victim blaming and IS NOT RIGHT. The blame should be on the perpetrators who should be held accountable and corrective actions should be taken (in last nights case - points one and two above could greatly help prevent future similar incidents from happening). Ang LGBTQ + ay nakikipaglaban para sa kanilang mga karapatan - ang karapatan sa kaligtasan, proteksyon at pagkakapantay-pantay - ay laban din natin,” she posted.

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KAMI previously reported about Catriona and Chavit Singson’s hilarious video going viral on social media.

Catriona Gray won the 2018 Miss Universe pageant convincingly, becoming the fourth Filipina to win the title. She has been lauded for always expressing her support for the LGBTQ+ community.

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