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  • Doors have been closed to me several times. Some of them even turned into walls — but I kept knocking. Insult and humiliation have often disturbed my peace — but I kept going. Fourteen years ago, I was just giving lectures on transgender issues in Luneta Park, a public park in Manila, Philippines. A year before that, I thought dying was my only option. What keeps me moving forward is purpose.
    My name is Sass Rogando Sasot. I am a transpinay (a Filipina transgender woman). With just a high school diploma, passion, and idealism of youth, I co-founded in December 2002, the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), the pioneer transgender rights advocacy and support group in my country. In December 2009, during the International Human Rights Day, life gave me the biggest global platform. Along with four advocates, I was invited to speak in a historic United Nations General Assembly side-event held at the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations headquarters in N...  ...  more

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    Spring love has been the topic of poems, songs and TV shows. Meet the most eligible internationals in the Netherlands at Expatica’s April SpeedDate to find out what the fuss is all about.

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    Come finish off the first and worst work day of the week with Neukölln's best weekly open mic on a Monday.Monday Night Mics is a comedy open stage that welcomes comedians of any skill and age. Come by every Monday to see these brave souls work out their material in front of you for free. Hosted...
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    Spring Ceilidh : Brussels Caledonian Society  The Hoggies live band  Friday 10th April, 7.30 pm at La Tentation, Rue de Laeken 28, Brussels 1000  12 euro at the door, 10 euro in advance - and we'll teach you how to dance! ...

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