Trans woman Gretchen Diez positive about passage of SOGIE Bill

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2019 05:56 PM

Transgender woman Gretchen Diez considers herself lucky to become the face of the LGBTQ+ community during the hearing of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality wherein they tackled the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) bill on August 20, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Transgender woman Gretchen Diez is positive about the chances of the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill following her meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte recently.

Diez said the President gave assurances that he supports equality and the SOGIE Bill.

Diez, 28, said the President appeared to be healthy, buzzed on the cheek all the LGBTs who were with her, and even spent light moments.

She said that having a third washroom for LGBTs adds more discrimination. However, she recognizes that some LGBTs also prefer to have a third washroom. 

Diez also debunked the claim that males can dress as women and harass women in the female washrooms, citing that most cubicles in female washrooms make it difficult to do so.