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Gays march against discrimination and for more AIDS funds

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group celebrates its annual march and parade today at Malate, Manila.

The march and the post parade, themed “Pride of the Orient” are sponsored by the Task Force Pride and different organizations.

ProGay reports that discrimination has worsened the poverty incidence among transgender slumdwellers, forcing the unemployed into low-paid work such as cyber porn performers in the outskirts of the capital.

Oscar Atadero, ProGay’s human rights section officer said, “lack of clear AIDS prevention policies puts trafficked transwomen and prostituted gay men at great risk. Thousands already infected also face the end of the funding for treatment and drugs from the Global Fund for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.”