Friday, October 28, 2011

Statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression

First published by the Psychological Association of the Philippines through their website
Also found on Facebook through Eric Julian Manalastas' note.

Statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos continue to experience stigma, prejudice and discrimination in Philippine society. This stigma is manifested in actions such as: bullying, teasing and harassment of LGBT children and adolescents in families, schools and communities; media portrayal of LGBTs as frivolous, untrustworthy and even dangerous or predatory; denying transgender Filipinos entry into commercial establishments; pigeonholing LGBT Filipinos into particularly limited roles and occupations; or curtailing their rights to participate in the political sphere.

LGBT Filipinos often confront social pressures to hide, suppress or even attempt to change their identities and expressions as conditions for their social acceptance and enjoyment of rights. Although many LGBTs learn to cope with this social stigma, these experiences can cause serious psychological distress, including immediate consequences such as fear, sadness, alienation, anger and internalized stigma (Hatzenbuehler, 2009; Meyer, 2003). This anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination tend to be based on a rhetoric of moral condemnation and are fueled by ignorance or unfounded beliefs associating these gender expressions and sexual orientations with psychopathology or maladjustment.

However, decades of scientific research have led mental health professional organizations worldwide to conclude that lesbian, gay and bisexual orientations are normal variants of human sexuality. These include: the American Psychiatric Association in 1973, the American Psychological Association in 1975, British Psychological Society, the Colombian Society of Psychology, Psychological Society of South Africa, the Australian Psychological Society, and the International Network on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns and Transgender Issues in Psychology, among others.

The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) aligns itself with the global initiatives to remove the stigma of mental illness that has long been associated with diverse sexualities and to promote the wellbeing of LGBT people. Moreover, the PAP Code of Ethics (2010) is clear in its stance against discrimination. Filipino psychologists are called upon to recognize the unique worth and inherent dignity of all human beings; and to respect the diversity among persons and peoples (Principle I, a and b). This means that Filipino psychologists should not discriminate against or demean persons based on actual or perceived differences in characteristics including gender identity and sexual orientation (Ethical Standard III-A and C; V-B.8).

In order to eliminate stigma, prejudice, discrimination and violence against LGBT, the PAP resolves to support efforts to:

• oppose all public and private discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression;

• repeal discriminatory laws and policies, and support the passage of legislation at the local and national levels that protect the rights and promote the welfare of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions;

• eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination against LGBTs in teaching, research, psychological interventions, assessment and other psychological programs;

• encourage psychological research that addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT Filipinos and their families and communities;

• disseminate and apply accurate and evidence-based information about sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to design interventions that foster mental health and wellbeing of LGBT Filipinos.


American Psychiatric Association. (1973). Position statement on homosexuality and civil rights. American Journal of Psychiatry, 131; 497.

Anton, B.S. (2009). Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the legislative year 2008: Minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 22-24, 2008, Washington, DC, and August 13 and 17, 2008, Boston, MA, and minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2008 meetings of the Board of Directors. American Psychologist, 64; 372-453.

Conger, J.J. (1975). Proceedings of the American Psychological Association, Incorporated, for the year 1974: Minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of Representatives. American Psychologist, 30; 620-651.

Hatzenbuehler, M. L. (2009). How does sexual minority stigma “get under the skin”? A psychological mediation framework. Psychological Bulletin, 135; 707-730.

International Network for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns and Transgender Issues in Psychology (2001). Sexual orientation and mental health: Toward global perspectives on practice and policy. Retrieved from

Meyer, I. H. (2003).Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: Conceptual issues and research evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 129; 674-697.

Psychological Association of the Philippines Scientific and Professional Ethics Committee. (2010). Code of Ethics for Philippine Psychologists. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 43; 195-217.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ProGay, Rainbow Rights Project, and Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch submit LGBT Human Rights reports to United Nations

You may download the reports submitted to the United Nations here.

This PR is now a news article here and here.

News release

Contact: Reighben Labilles 09179714096 / Germaine Trittle Leonin 09277852892 / Oscar Atadero 09995331065

LGBT groups press Aquino gov’t: Comply with treaties before UN human rights review

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists submitted to the United Nations two scathing reports on the human rights violations against LGBT people in the Philippines.

In the first report titled “The Status of LGBT Rights in the Philippines, Submission to the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review 13th Session,” the groups Rainbow Rights Project (R-Rights) and the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch (PLHCW) co-authored a documentation of different abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the country since 2007.

The other document “A Report on Violations of Human Rights Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Philippines” was authored by the Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay).

The complaints add to the many NGO reports submitted to the UN Human Rights Council as an alternative source of data to the official government report that the Aquino government is submitting for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2012. The UPR is a process where the Council examines each member state for its implementation of human rights treaties. The 2012 review is the second time the Philippines will come under the scrutiny of the council.

The RRights-PLHCW joint report scored Malacañang’s snub of the Anti-Discrimination Bill in Congress already pending for twelve years and its refusal to make a stand on resolutions against anti-LGBT violence in the United Nations General Assembly last year. President Aquino’s opposition to adoptions by LGBT couples also took a direct hit. It was also noted that the Supreme Court did not protect the rights of transgender persons to have their identities respected in birth and travel documents.

Reighben Labilles of the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch highlighted the long string of murders and violence committed against LGBT Filipinos and the lack of comprehensive action of the Philippine National Police to solve these crimes.

Germaine Trittle Leonin, founding president of R-Rights, said the LGBT civil society report also aired the gross lack of health care services to the sector. The report lamented the tragedy that intersexed Filipino infants face later in life when their true sexuality comes in conflict with the sex that midwives and doctors assign to them. Also included in the shopping list of medical horrors is the infamous video scandal inflicted by a government hospital in Cebu on a gay patient.

The ProGay report zeroed in on the discrimination suffered by LGBT students in schools and lesbian workers in farms and factories. ProGay decried the violent use of pellet guns against transgender women in Cebu City.

The reports made a list of recommendations that the activists are putting forward to the government, such as:

·define and prosecute hate crimes targeting LGBT people and provide victims with access to courts

·develop educational programs for health workers regarding sexual orientation and gender identity

·provide support to transgender persons in surgery, health care costs, and mental health care management in relation to transitioning to the preferred sex

·equalize the rules of the Department of Social Welfare and Development for adoption by LGBT couples

·include LGBT issues and projects in national and local Gender and Development (GAD) desks and offices

·compel schools to respect free expression of gender and dress by LGBT students, and actively prevent bullying by other students and faculty

·include LGBT rights and the Yogyakarta principles in the mandate of the Presidential Human Rights Commission and the National Human Rights Action Plan

Oscar Atadero, the human rights documentor for ProGay, explained that the council will draft a list of recommendations called the Concluding Observations, which the global community expects the Philippine government to accept as its obligations to implement in order to address shortcomings in implementing human rights conventions. ###

22 October 2011 Meet-up Results!

In the 22 October 2011 Everyone-is-Invited Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch meet-up, we discussed the following:

A. We discussed the details of the 29 November 2011 Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch (PLHCW) Round Table Discussion (RTD) in the House of Representatives as supported, initiated and organized by Gabriela Women’s Partylist (GWP) and Bayan Muna Partylist (BM).

  1. The event is a sure go! Our great gratitude to both GWP and BM for their boundless support and generosity to the activism of the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch!
  2. The topics will now focus on the activism of the PLHCW, specifically on the Philippine Hate Crime Situationer and the experience abroad on Anti-Hate Crime advocacies.
  3. We extend our warmest invitations to all LGBT Rights activists and groups. If you want to receive a formal invitation, please email me at or simply post your name and/or organization name including your email address at the facebook group. You’ll be there both as an attendee and as a resource person as well so you can address questions that may be raised by the Representatives. *Our friend and ally, Ladlad Partylist will be there! J Yey!*
  4. Our main audience is of course the members of the House of Representatives! We will focus our efforts on inviting the Committee on Women, Committee on Human Rights and maybe even the Committee on Justice, so we’ll need help distributing the letters! I’ll inform ya’ll once the letters are ready. J
  5. As events like these are momentous and rare, the PLHCW, in partnership with GWP and BM will accept submissions of articles and essays about the LGBT Human Rights situations in the Philippines from different individuals and groups. Please do not forget to indicate your name and/or organization’s name so it will appear in the finished output. Please use proper citations and footnoting (APA format). Along with the RTD presentations, it will be published as a readings kit that will be distributed to the attendees of the event. It will also be made available online. Deadline for submissions is 12 November 2011. Please forward it to Thanks!
  6. Once the articles and essays are submitted, I’ll compile them and forward them to both KC and Jaimee so they can make the designs for the tarps! If time permits, they may even be able to create a brand-spanking new PLHCW logo and exhibit tarps! *Many thanks you two!*
  7. And, if we can gather that much attendees to the RTD, we can organize a peaceful gathering outside of the venue to show the HOR that we LGBT activists stand united and strong for Human Rights and Equality for All!

B. The planned viral video series will present the following themes, messages and/or topics:

  1. Breaking negative perceptions on LGBT Filipinos
  2. Show achievements of out and proud LGBT Filipinos
  3. Inspirational messages encouraging people to come-out and become LGBT Human Rights activists
  4. Humanizing anti-LGBT prejudice and hate crime victims, talking about the good points of LGBT people as said by family and friends
  5. Speak out on unpublished LGBT Rights issues and accounts
  6. Themes that will not alienate the general straight public like “a gun knows no gender” or like messages from the straight family members and friends, that state “you don’t need to be LGBT to be pro-LGBT”
  7. Messages that engage homophobes and transphobes encouraging them to let go of bigotry
  8. Messages that strive to end apathy towards LGBT Rights issues, like: “this may happen to you” and “Do not wait for us to become a Uganda”

It has been noted that should we succeed in producing and promoting these viral videos, it may be possible to show all of them in a form of LGBT Rights themed film showing.

It has also been noted we should try branching out to Radio shows, as it may be easier to get-on radio show guestings to promote the group’s activism.

And to fund this endeavor, along with other future PLHCW projects, we should all work together to support Rainbow Pilipinas Productions!

C. We’ve also discussed what NGO projects we should aim for and we discussed that we should prioritize:

1. Conference about LGBT Human Rights, prevention of hate crimes, etc

2. Action Research on violence and prejudiced experienced by LGBT Filipinos due to homophobic and transphobic bigotry

3. A PFLAG! Parent’s activity about LGBT Human Rights. “Education on gender identity and sexual orientation”

D. We've also discussed an awareness campaign targeting LGBT gathering places! It mostly involves us going to these places distributing fliers about our activism and talking people-up so they can be made aware of LGBT Human Rights issues in the Philippines.

E. Next meet-up 19 November 2011:

  1. Follow-up meeting for the 29 November 2011 forum
  2. Bring your friends and family! Let’s discuss how they came to be accepting and supportive of LGBT Rights! J

Posted by yours truly:
Reighben Earl Wysten M. Labilles
Head Researcher and Spokesperson
The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch
Mobile Number: 09179714096

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ladlad Party-list and the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch Condemn the rising Anti-LGBT Prejudice and Hate Crimes in the Country

The Press Statement is in response to the stories and news articles listed here.

Press Statement:

Ladlad Party-list (the political party for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Filipinos) and the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch, a diverse, inclusive, and non-partisan community of individuals and organizations dedicated to ending anti-LGBT prejudice and hate crimes, expresses concern about rising incidents of homophobia, transphobia, discrimination, and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities in the country.

We strongly condemn the murder of Alberto Navarro, a man alleged to be gay, whose body was found decomposing beneath an abandoned house. We abhor the homophobia expressed by the perpetrator, Richard Mandal, who said: " Gusto kasi niya makipag-sex, pero ayaw ko. Sinabi kong hindi ko gusto, pero nagpupumilit. Hinampas ko ng dos por dos ang likod niya". We demand swift justice for Alberto Navarro.

We also strongly condemn the spate of pellet gun attacks on our transgender sisters in Cebu City during the past weeks. We stand in solidarity with The Coalition for the Liberation of the Reassigned Sex (COLORS), the premier transgender organization of Cebu City, in demanding that the police investigate the incidents and bring the culprits to justice. We are asking the authorities in Cebu to consider the violent use of pellet guns as a crime that deserves the same attention as those attacks that are inflicted by other weapons. .

We demand that these savage and atrocious acts towards LGBT Filipinos must be thwarted and eliminated to the soonest possible time. We call the government take steps to truly address the human rights of the LGBT community. We demand that congress pass the Anti Discrimination Bill. We urge the government to join forces with LGBT Rights advocates to look into to the rising acts of prejudice and violence that target the LGBT people in the country. To this day, there have been 142 brutally murdered LGBT Filipinos. And there are additional accounts of murder and violence, whose victims were LGBT, still being looked into. Government and civil society must work together to uncover all injustices being experienced by the LGBT Filipinos and develop means to remedy them.

To our LGBT brothers and sisters, and to our straight allies, we say never lose hope. Never be cowered by fear. Our struggle for dignity, equality and human rights is a long one, but not impossible. If we find our ranks too thin, then we must inspire more to join us. If we think ourselves helpless, find strength in each other. So long as we stand united and harmonious, there is no challenge too great to overcome.

Ms. Bemz D. Benedito
Ladlad Party-list

M: +639179984584


Reighben Earl Wysten M. Labilles
Head Researcher and Spokesperson
The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch
Mobile Number: 09179714096

Monday, October 17, 2011

News of Homophobia and Transphobia in Cebu

A News about Murder:

Body of gay man found buried in Cebu

Posted at 10/15/2011 5:20 PM | Updated as of 10/15/2011 11:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The remains of a 50-year-old man was found in Minglanilla, Cebu on Friday.

The decomposing body of Alberto Navarro, who was allegedly homosexual, was found buried underneath an abandoned house in Barangay Linao.

Allegedly, the victim was killed last May 16 by a tricycle driver named Richard Mandal.

After months of running loose, Mandal was arrested on Friday.

Mandal admitted to the crime, saying he hit Navarro with a piece of wood after the latter forcefully asked him to have sex with him.

“Gusto kasi niya makipag-sex, pero ayaw ko. Sinabi kong hindi ko gusto, pero nagpupumilit. Hinampas ko ng dos por dos ang likod niya,” Mandal said.

Police authorities are now preparing to file homicide charges against Mandal.– Reports from Edgar Escalante and Rachelle Dangin, ABS-CBN Central Visayas

News about Pellet Gun Attacks:
Click here for the personal account on the pellet gun attacks.
Click here for the COLORS official press statement on the pellet gun attacks.

Police probe ‘attack’ on gays

7:09 am | Friday, October 14th, 2011

CEBU City police are investigating a series of drive-by shootings that target homosexuals on the street.

At least three incidents were reported since Saturday night involving a group of unidentified car-riding men who used air guns that fire pellets instead of slugs.

A certain Jeffrey said he was talking to another homosexual outside a subdivision in barangay Tisa, Cebu City, last Saturday night when a white car with no plate number stopped in front of them.

The car window opened slightly before they were shot with an airsoft gun.

Jeffrey said he and his companion sustained wounds in the back. The two ran to the Punta Princesa police station to report the assault.

Earlier that night, the same incident was reported at the Fuente police station.

Ramil Hitoro said he and his friends were walking along Mango Avenue when they were also shot in the legs.

In a Facebook group page of transgenders, several gays have shared the same experience through the blog page of the Philippine Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) Crime Watch.

One victim said he was having supper with friends when he was shot several times with a pellet gun.

He said the series of attacks could be a form of “hate crimes” against gays.

“Ako ra gyung mensahe nila no, kung naay bayot nga nakapasakit ninyo, ayaw mi ninyo apila. Atubanga ang inyong gikaaway. Wa man mi gibuhat ninyo, ” he said.

Senior Insp. Isagani Pugoy, chief of the Fuente police, said they are stil investigating the case.

Police aprehended some persons driving a car with no plate number but they were not identified by the victims.

Pellet gun attacks target gays in Cebu

Posted at 10/13/2011 4:52 PM | Updated as of 10/13/2011 4:57 PM
Legs of victim Ramil Hitoro

MANILA, Philippines – A gay rights group has cried foul over a series of pellet gun attacks on gay men in Cebu City.

Ramil Hitoro, one of the victims, went to Fuente Osmeña Police Station on Thursday after men onboard a white car that had no license plate shot him with a pellet gun.

An hour later, a group of gay men went to the Punta Princesa Police Station to report a similar incident.

Lemon Anne, one of the victims, said he was with some friends outside their subdivision when some men onboard a car stopped in front of them and shot them.

The victims said several similar incidents, which were unreported, also happened in their area.

Ceejay Bayani, a representative of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders) Hate Crime Watch, said the attacks are clear examples of discrimination.

“That is a clear example of homophobia and discrimination against gay men. Hindi maganda iyon, masakit din yun kahit pellet gun,” he said.

“Anong gusto nilang gamitin sa susunod? Yung may totoong bala?”

Bayani said the group strongly condemns the act. He added even if the attacks continue, the perpetrators cannot change the fact that gays exist.

“We condemn yung mga ginagawa ng mga lalaking iyon. Hindi naman natatangaal ang kabaklaan namin kapag ginaganon kami at wina-walanghiya,” he stressed.

“Hindi niyo kami mabubura at hindi niyo kami matatakot para maging totoo kami sa sarili namin. At lalaban kami para sa karapatan namin.” – with a report from Carine Asutilla, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Friday, October 14, 2011

COLORS Statement Condemning Hate Violence against Transgenders in Cebu

COLORS Statement Condemning Hate Violence against Transgenders in Cebu

by Magdalena Robinson on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:31pm

The Coalition for the Liberation of the Reassigned Sex [COLORS] condemns the recent attacks on transegnders around Cebu City. These incidents started since saturday night of October 8 wherein the attacks has been reported by trangenders in Colon, Tisa, Inayawan, Sambag, Mango and Lorega areas of Cebu city. The assailants are unidentified men riding an unplated white mini van shooting specifically trangenders using pellet guns. Since the transgender victims took it as an isolated case, they never reported the said incidents to the authorities. Knowing that the attacks are roaming around the streets of the city, the transgender community were alarmed of the said incidents and some were vigilant in passing warning messages to trangenders to be aware while walking in the streets and suggested to ride jeepneys or taxis when going out. As the weekend passed, transgenders reported about more attacks and continued to be unaccounted to the authorities. Last Wednesday, again another incidents happened and were reported to the authorities. Luckily, the media people published the said incidents to inform the public of these attacks.

COLORS as the premier transgender organization of the city, condemns these attacks and considers it as a HATE CRIME. These acts are one of the grave threat that endangers the transgender community. We dont feel safe and protected. May the authorities take necessary actions to caught the perpetrators and LOOK further on LGBT HATE CRIMES due to homophobia and transphobia. Now, The transgender community is standing out and in one with the LGBT community to end homphobia and transphobia in our society

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cebu Pellet Gun Shooting Incident

This story has now been covered by ABSCBN News.

Cebu Pellet Gun Shooting Incident (click to visit the Facebook Note)

first written and posted by

Angeliki Sotirakopoulou (Typhoon Jelena) (click to open her Facebook page)

One time i was checking my facebook here in Manila, that when i open it an alarming status from a friend of mine from Cebu. about a pellet gun shooting incident happen just around the streets of Barangay Lorega. stated that one evening on October 9 2011 there was a Trans Pageant held in such barangay. that after the pageant girls go together on the way to their next itenirary that a green car just stop and start to shot them with an airgun several times. many of the trans girls who were walking in the streets got hit and suffer from minor wounds on their back and some parts of their bodies. another incident happen on the same barangay saturday night on October 8 2011 that girls were just hanging in the streets that a black fortuner van stop over and shot them with the same thing that according to gretchen one of the victim. said that she got hit by those pellets on her arms.....according to my friend chinchin that one time she just got out from work that suddenly one car did the same thing and shot her that it hit her 3 times in her legs and 1 in her arms. just yesterday October 10 201, another incident happen around metro cebu.they go around were many trans and gay is active around nightime. in barangay Carreta many got hit. one tgirl friend of mine Rica got hit that it look like a ciggarette burn scar in her forehead. on the same date another car went to COA and fire a pellet gun on girls..who this guy thought were tgirls.

this thing happen before way back 2003 somewhere in Gorordo. were many ts streetwalkers are active.worst thing can happen is that this group of guys often come out in the car and chase the tgirls. and beat them up in the streets. they suspect that this is a group of guys inside the car. who just stop by and shot them with pellet guns out of nothing but fun and hate towards transgender and gays.this guys as they say comes from a very prominent family. and just a bunch of rich spoiled kids who got nothing to do but make this dreadfull act. after several years.this incident was stop and girls never fear to walk in the streets its back and its getting worst........

as many girls experience this recently....many want to take some actions...but many also are discourage to report everything to the police or the barangay....for the reason that police just dont do anything about it. cause they think that the police just laugh and put the fault on them back, coz why are they still up at night and walk in the streets. according to one of the tgirl she experience. that sometimes one of the guys in the car goes out, and beat them up grab their hair, while the car is running. many of the victims wanna do a simple act of taking the plate number of the car, and report this to the police and do some blotter. but its hopeless since most of them just turn their back during the incident. avoiding the pellet shots that might hit them in the eye for the fear that it might blind them. and some of them just run and hide afraid it will hit them. so non could record the plate number just the color of the car.according to different trans and gay around metro cebu.they come in different cars and they go around different barangays

i wrote this note for the concern of my fellow gay and trans sisters in cebu and take advantage of the social network to publish this incident. this has to stop not just around our city.around the country as well. stop all this malicious act and all this hate towards us. the pellet gun only cause a minor wounds to everyone who got hit with it but who knows in the future they might do worst and more violent towards us. we need information how to take action and also make documentation of the incident. we want to make Philippines a safe place to live for LGBT community not just for us but for everyone.

Monday, October 10, 2011

22 October 2011 (Saturday) Phil. LGBT Hate Crime Watch Open Meetup

Saturday, October 22 · 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Top Floor Starbucks at Shangri-La Mall, Shaw Blvd. cor EDSA

Created By

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More Info
Our meet-up is now earlier!

Attendance is a must for the oldees. But newbies are super welcome and encouraged to join! We'll have to plan and schedule the preparations for the 29 November 2011 Forum in Congress (House of Representatives, Batasan Complex, QC). All details will be revealed and discussed during the meetup. Yey!

Event Page at:

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Long Delayed 1 October 2011 Meet-up Videos

Hey Guys! The first of the many videos that day is finally up. Sorry for the delay! I am such a noob in converting and uploading large video files. At least the one I have up features some interesting questions from the newbies answered by veterans in the LGBT Activism field. So I hope this is at the very least, educational.

My apologies for the shoddy camera work. Will upload more videos once my computer is rested.


Here's a link to the Video(s):

Oh yeah, the 29 Novermber 2011 Forum in Congress is definitely a go. We'll have a meeting on the 22nd of October 2011 so we can put down each of our assignments and provide inputs on how we can make this forum awesome.

See ya'll there.