Target: Geraldine Roman
Goal: Congratulate Geraldine Roman for becoming the first out trans person to hold public office in the Philippines.
Geraldine Roman was just elected to a congressional seat in Bataan, Philippines, making her the first out trans person to hold public office in the country. Roman ran as part of the Liberal party with policy platforms like improving infrastructure and local hospitals and taking on anti-trans laws. The Philippines is known for its widespread violence and discrimination against trans women, so Roman’s win is truly historic and profound.
There are currently no openly gay politicians in the Philippines and same-sex marriage is illegal. The country, which has been viewed as conservative, may finally be making real progress. Congratulate Roman on her win and push on for a more inclusive government in the Philippines.
Dear Ms. Roman,
I’m writing to congratulate you on becoming the first out trans person to hold public office in the Philippines. The country has often been labeled as conservative because its policies and large Catholic population, but your win shows that progress can be made.
I hope that more countries will follow suit in creating more inclusive governments that truly represent the people.
[Your Name Here]
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