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PI Ladyboy Supports STRAP

By , October 1, 2010 4:33 pm
Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines - Not all girls and women were assigned females at birth  (STRAP logo by diabollique_photo)

PILADYBOY is a proud supporter of STRAP

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean
are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahathma Ghandi

PI Ladyboy encourage all our friends and members to become active supporters of STRAP, the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines. This is the only organization of it kind fighting for and defending the rights of transgenders in the Philippines. Founded in December 2002 by four transpinays (Filipina transsexual women), STRAP is a women’s group, and the first transgender rights advocacy and support group in the Philippines. STRAP envisions a nurturing society that affirms, respects, and upholds the dignity, the right to self-determination and good quality of life of all.

We have made donations to STRAP and encourage others to do so. STRAP is in need of good Samaritans who are willing to help financially; any amount will do. Inquiries can be made to STRAPMANILA@GMAIL.COM or for more info about STRAP visit


STRAP Chairwoman Naomi Fontanos featured in UNO men’s magazine

A write-up on Naomi Fontanos and the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) of which she is the current chairwoman is featured in the August issue of UNO Magazine Philippines, a men’s magazine.

In the article, Fontanos discusses her growing up years, the struggles of transpinays (transgender/transsexual Filipinas) and one of the advocacy issues facing the global transgender community, the psychiatric diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID).

Fontanos has been serving STRAP as it chairwoman since 2009 and working with a dedicated team of officers including Vice Chairwoman Rica Paras of Pinoy Big Brother Double Up, Seretary Charlese Saballe, Treasurer Joy Cruz, Membership Coordinator Gia Nolasco and Internal Affairs Head Santy Layno to make STRAP an upstanding activist organization.

Read her UNO Magazine Philippines feature here.


UN Speech by Sass Rogando Sasot, a founder of STRAP (Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines):
Reclaiming the lucidity of our hearts

“Opposing grave human rights violations
on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity”

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 1.15 p.m. – 2.45 p.m

(Full text of speech available at TgirlTalk Forum in the Transpinay Forum)

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