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Manny Pacquiao gets invitation to discussion from Asian LGBT group in the U.S.
Inquirer.net reports that the members of API Equality-LA—which is described as "an organization committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Greater Los Angeles for the fair treatment of LGBT people and marriage equality through community education and advocacy"—have reached out to boxing champion Manny Pacquiao "in an effort to foster positive relationships."
Published on: May 30, 2012 - 10:51am

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Inquirer.net reports that the members of API Equality-LA—which is described as "an organization committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Greater Los Angeles for the fair treatment of LGBT people and marriage equality through community education and advocacy"have reached out to boxing champion Manny Pacquiao "in an effort to foster positive relationships." Pacquiao is currently in Los Angeles to train for his upcoming fight against Tim Bradley in Las Vegas early next month.

 

The report quoted API Equality-LA member Ezra Evangelista, who said, "It's important to have positive discussions about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights in our community. We encourage more discussions and would welcome Manny's participation." Meanwhile, Noel Alumit, another API Equality-LA member also pointed out: "Mr. Pacquiao has uplifted the spirit of Filipinos all over the world, including mine,” said Alumit in a statement. “That's why I was concerned by his comments on gay marriage. Young people look up to him."

 

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  • Genuine
    Why do some LGBT groups make a big to-do of Pacquiao's statement about gays, to the point that they want to 'enlighten' the guy, is a bit ticklish, to say the least. What if the shoes on the other foot, and it's the boxer turned politician turned preacher's turn to preach the Gospel to them? Would they be as receptive? 'cause that's a likely scenario if they want that talk with the guy so bad.
    Jun 01 2012 @ 01:53am     Reply  
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