Transgender Pinay model featured in Marriott’s new LGBT-friendly ad campaign "#LoveTravels"
P is for proud.
Rommel Conclara of ABS-CBN’s North America News Bureau reports that transgender Filipina fashion model and LGBT rights advocate Geena Rocero was tapped to be part of Marriott International’s #LoveTravels campaign.
It may be recalled that Rocero made quite an impact when-in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility last March 31, 2014-she came out as transgender while giving a TED talk.
<> <>Asked to comment on her Marriott gig, Rocero said, "With my advocacy work, specifically advocating for gender recognition law that would allow transgender people and gender variant people to change name and gender marker on legal documents, this is a great component to know that a business entity, a public company like Marriott is taking such a huge initiative like this. It says a lot." <>
<>The report noted that "Rocero's Marriott ads are featured on billboards and print media across the U.S., as well as in an online portrait gallery."