A woman blessed with stunning looks and enviable pedigree doesn’t usually wish she was a member of the third sex… but Divine Lee does… well she isn’t exactly a woman, not according to her gay friends.
“Proud ako to say na yes, Baklang Babae ako! As in Baklang, Baklang Babae!” proclaimed the gorgeous Ms. Lee in her speech during “Ladlad 8: The Metamorphosis”, a fundraising dinner in celebration of the political party’s 8th Anniversary. She further surprised the audience when she expressed her wish for a gay child in the future.
Entertainment value aside, the essence in Divine’s message is her call for equality. Her dearest friends are gay and she cited specific incidences when they were discriminated upon in establishments, job applications even at a public beach.
The Anti-Discrimination Bill that has been languishing in Congress for the past 11 years is Ladlad’s main advocacy. In the 2013 elections, Ladlad Partylist aims to finally see the rainbow and get legislative representation to continue the battle for equal rights.
On October 29 at Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill in Taguig, Ladlad together with Pep Squad Events, present “Rainbow: A Colorful Run to the Finish” where participants are invited to run in their most creative ensemble for the 3k, 5k or 10k routes – but more importantly, to “run with open hearts and open minds”.
Race registration is now open at ROX, Reebok and Royal Sporting House branches. For more details, visit www.rainbowrun.pepsquadevents.com or call 5197010/ 5198980.