Ianne Gamboa, PUP’s first transwoman batch valedictorian

Ianne Gamboa, PUP’s first transwoman batch valedictorian

June 13, 2018 @ 3:41 PM 4 years ago


Nagtapos bilang kauna-unahang transwoman batch valedictorian si Ianne Gamboa sa Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

Sa kaniyang makasaysayang valedictory speech, ikinuwento ni Ianne ang kaniyang mga pinagdaanan upang makapagtapos sa kolehiyo.

“PUP has given me the opportunity to be who I am while working hard to become who I want to be. I am very grateful to the teachers and students of PUP for respecting those who do not belong to the sexual binary. PUP has taught me, above anything else, that I can be anything,” sabi niya.

Dagdag pa niya, ang kaniyang pagpasok sa kolehiyo ay walang kinaiba sa lahat ng mga graduate at sinabing , “We queue in the same lines. We occupy the same spaces. We breathe the same air. Apart from these common experiences, I do believe that more than anything else, we share one important resource that is opportunity.”

Binigyang diin din ni Iaane sa kanyang talumpati ang kaniyang kagustuhan upang wakasan ang gender stereotypes upang makabuo ng pantay pantay na oportunidad para sa mga tinawag niyang  rainbow community.

“My greatest hopes are that the members of the LGBT Community will be given a fair and equal opportunity not just in the academe but also in the professional world. Anyone, especially the members of the LGBT community, can achieve their dream if they are allowed to express themselves and with enough respect to our education,” dagdag pa niya.

Si Ianne ay nagtapos bilang Magna Cum Laude sa kursong Bachelor of Arts in English. (Remate News Team)