Senatorial candidate Atty. Adel Tamano says he can be Ang Ladlad’s “voice in the Senate”
Nacionalista Party senatorial candidate and spokesman Atty. Adel Tamano received warm response from Ang Ladlad Saturday when he said that he will be the partylist group’s “voice in the Senate.”
Tamano made this statement before officers and members of Ang Ladlad, the national organization of Filipino lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs), during the group’s national convention Saturday.
Tamano was one of only three senatorial candidates invited to grace the event.
“Being a Muslim, I, too, am a part of a minority group that is stereotyped and discriminated against like LGBTs in the Philippines. I know what you’re going through and I know how frustrating it is not to be heard,” Tamano said.
“It takes someone who has experienced discrimination to be able to represent marginalized sectors like LGBTs. I could be your voice in the Senate,” Tamano offered.
The Ang Ladlad group warmly welcomed Tamano’s offer.
Tamano, a constitutional law professor, is a supporter of Ang Ladlad and its advocacies to promote equality, regardless of sexual preference.