Isaiah Gasmen

National Director for Student Affairs, Millennials PH
Feature24.09.2018
Isaiah Gasmen

Being yourself while dealing with the inculcated perceptions in the society is an unending agony, but fighting for causes that would break these imposed perceptions is worthy in all possible frames. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a student activist, and as someone who advocates various causes, I believe that every fight at the end of the day is worth it.

The plight of every fighting individual, whether in social media or in the streets, particularly for the LGBTQ+ members, is the inevitable discrimination. However, as advocates or more often fighters, we make discrimination turn into discourse and in discourse we make compromises and accept ideas and in doing so, we are able to change the conversation and that’s when we settle and create the change we want, not for the individual benefit but for the collective good.

Fighting for a cause may be tiring physically or mentally but we all have the responsibility toward each individual regardless of race, gender identity, religious, cultural or political affiliation. At the end of the day, we are all empowered and our task is to self-actualize, bring awareness to people to open their minds, and take action.