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Congresswoman Roman’s official Facebook page launched

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 6 years ago

ORANI, Bataan – This week, the official Facebook page of Rep. Geraldine Roman of the 1st District of Bataan was launched.

The page features her as the first transgender woman elected to congress along with her latest photos, videos and news articles about the neophyte lawmaker.

Initially upon its “quiet launching”, it already gained an initial 1,378 likes in its first few days. The cover photo carries a photo of her shaking hands with supporters during the previous campaign period with an all caps quotation saying, “EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE. FREE AND EQUAL.”

Congresswoman Roman said, in one of her recent posts there, that she believes, “No Filipino – regardless of age, gender, educational attainment, and socioeconomic status – should be left unprotected by our laws. We are all citizens of this country (#LGBT Filipinos are taxpayers just like you!) and loved equally by God.” It is this belief that motivates me to wake up each morning to fight for, she added.

Another post on the said Facebook page tackles an invitation for her big event on September 19 of this year about her filing of “The Anti Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Discrimination Bill at the House of Representatives.” It will be followed by a privilege speech. Roman said she expects big celebrities in the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) community, both local and international, to attend her big event.

However, she declined to name them for a while as she awaits their confirmation to her invitations sent to them. National and international media organizations are expected to cover the said occasion. “I have to think of laws that will benefit the LGBT community because I know what it’s like to suffer discrimination. I’ve been there, and I want a better life for them,” she said.

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