In 2012 a transgender from Tarlac won the first ever crown for the

In 2012 a transgender from tarlac won the first ever

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In 2012, a transgender from Tarlac won the first-ever crown for the Philippines—using her original masculine name, Kevin Balot. Balot, the only male child in the family, has two other sisters, Karen and Kimberly. She competed against 21 other contestants and brought home $10,000 and a modeling contract.
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Gabriel Paolo ‘Heart’ Diño, first transgender U.P. Student Council chair.
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On March 1, 2012, the student body of the state university elected the first ever transgender chairman of the influential UP Student Council in the person of Gabriel Paolo “Heart” Diño. The 22-year-old MS Applied Math student ran under ALYANSA ( Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran ) besting two other candidates. Her party also garnered a majority of the student council seats, winning 12 of 33.
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where she found acceptance. Diño previously served as Gender Committee Head of the USC and was a Councilor of the UP College of Science Student Council. Diño was also a proud member of UP Babaylan, the first and largest LGBT student organization in the Philippines. In the same elections, two other LGBT members emerged victorious—Alex Castro, a bisexual woman, and transgender Pat Bringas, who were elected vice chair and councilor, respectively.
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Geraldine Roman, first elected transgender in Congress.
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transgender politician was elected to the nation’s lower house. Geraldine “Geri” Roman (b. 1967) came from a political family in Bataan. She grew up in Orani, where, at an early age, realized she was more of a woman than a man. Because of her feminine nature, Geri was often bullied in school but found support from her father, Antonino, a former congressman. She finished high school at Ateneo de Manila, then went to the University of the Philippines for her college studies. She went to Spain on a scholarship and finished a journalism course and 2 masters degree at the University of the Basque Country.
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At age 26, Roman underwent gender confirmation surgery and had her name legally changed. She worked as a senior editor for the Spanish News Agency before returning to the Philippines in 2012 to take care of her ailing father. Running under the banner of the Liberal party, Roman won as 1 st District Representative, succeeding her mother, Herminia. Roman is married to a Spanish citizen, where same-sex marriage is recognized.
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