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Call Her Ganda: Discussion Guide


U.S.–Philippines Relationship

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World - This 2015 book by David Vine details how U.S. military bases have affected host countries.

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream - Written by Gregg Jones, this book takes an in-depth look at the Philippine-American war.

Library of Congress: “The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures” - This archive features 68 motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 that deal with the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution.

"Philippines Has A 'Love-Hate Relationship' With U.S.” - NPR story about the hot and cold relationship between the U.S. and the Philippines.

LGBT Advocacy and Transgender Rights

Association of Transgender People in the Philippines – This is a transgender advocacy group in the Philippines.

GABRIELA National Alliance of Women - GABRIELA is a grassroots-based alliance of more than 200 organizations and programs based in communities, workplaces and schools in the Philippines and internationally. GABRIELA organizes Filipina women, primarily from marginalized sectors of society, and helps educate and empower them to fight for their rights and interests through collective action.

Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas – This is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization led by transgender women in the Philippines that is fighting for the dignity, justice and equality of the transgender community in the Philippines and beyond.

GLAAD - GLAAD is a nonprofit media monitoring organization that shapes media narratives and provokes dialogue about LGBTQ+ people, leading to cultural change. Call Her Ganda was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - HRC provides information and resources related to transgender identity and issues.

True Colors Coalition - This political LGBT organization based in the Philippines was founded to campaign for justice for Jennifer Laude.

Sex Work in the Philippines

Philippine Sex Workers Collective – This is a community and advocacy group for sex workers in the Philippines.

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