PHILIPPINES – MAYOR OFFERS STATE SPONSORED LGBT FUNERALS


While LGBT people in the Philippines still face much discrimination in their day to day lives, one local mayor has decided to ensure that his LGBT citizens won’t have the same experience in death.

After watching one of his former employee’s fail to get a decent burial, he was moved to take action. Mayor Jose “Nonong” Ricafrente has opened a free LGBT section of the local cemetery.

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Many LGBT people in the Philippines are socially outcast from their families an ignored in death but  Ricafrente’s decsision will see deceased LGBT citizens given complete funeral services with a marching band and tombs, free of charge.