Monday, September 28, 2009

An open letter to LGBT groups and individuals in documenting gay killings

An Open Letter to ALL Filipino LGBT Individuals, Organizations, Clans,
Churches and Associations

In the spate of gay killings in the past few weeks, members and leaders of
MCCQC, ProGAY-QC, SGO-Phils, OUTPhils, GABAY, IFTAS and other concerned LGBT
groups and formations are joining forces in monitoring and documenting
murder cases or hate crimes against us, not just the ones covered by media,
but all. Documenting these cases would provide our legislators ammunition to
pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill pending in congress as well as lobbying
for an Anti-Hate Crime Bill.

We make this call to everyone: If you have heard or known of a murder or
homicide case or any incident of violence which the LGBT community is
targeted please send us the following information at the MCCQC e-mail
mccqc@ymail. com or if you are a member of any of the participating
organizations mentioned in this letter, contact your community leaders:

1. Name of the Victim
2. Age of the Victim
3. Profession of the Victim
4. Date of Crime
5. Circumstances how they were killed and how they were found
6. Notes or other information on the police investigation. When available,
kindly inform us too of contact persons whom we can keep in touch with so we
can verify and probe deeper into the case at hand.

Confidentiality regarding information on the victims and the respondents
will be ensured. We all need to act to end the killings..

The information received will be used for dialogues with the Commission on
Human Rights (CHR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Thank you very much! Peace and safety be with us all.

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