UP Diliman student council elects first transgender chair, Gabriel "Heart" Diño

Interaksyon.com reports that Gabriel "Heart" Diño, an MS Applied Math student at the University of the Philippines Diliman, has been elected chairman the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Student Council (USC). Diño is the first transgender to lead the student government.

Gabriel "Heart" Diño in a 2011 video uploaded by UP Diliman’s Philippine Collegian. She was a councilor last year.

 

Interaksyon.com reports that Gabriel "Heart" Diño, an MS Applied Math student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, has been elected chairman the University Student Council (USC). Diño is the first transgender to lead the student government.

 

Interaksyon.com quoted Diño, who said in a statement: "As a teenager, I endured stigma and discrimination from my classmates and peers because of my gender. And when I entered college, it was in UP where I got the opportunity to be accepted and grow. Serving the students in the student council for the past two years has been my way of thanking UP for embracing who I am."

 

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