Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

ADO map (October 2015)

No national law protects LGBT people against discrimination in the Philippines. However, a number of jurisdictions have enacted anti-discrimination ordinances that include sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression among its protected categories.

As of May 2017, these include:

Know of other ordinances not on our list? Help keep this archive updated by sending us a tip via email.

And feel free to download and use our ADO maps to use in your own research, advocacy, and reporting. It was created by our team's resident geographer Dr Arnisson Andre C. Ortega of the UP Population Institute for public use.

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