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Transwoman graduates Cum Laude from BSU, becomes an inspiration to the LGBTQ community

  • Russel Quiño is the first transwoman to graduate as Cum Laude from Bulacan State University
  • Quiño is a woman who has the courage, principles, and dignity to face different discriminations
  • Quiño claims that she is the first “goddess” at their university

A college student went viral on social media after becoming the first transwoman to graduate as Cum Laude at Bulacan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology.

On Russel Quiño‘s Facebook post, she said that in a world full of judgments and negativity, she chooses to stay strong.

“YOUR FIRST OPENLY TRANSWOMAN CUM LAUDE IN BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY. Archele David CK Guinto and the Rest of Bulsu Bahaghari this is OUR VICTORY!! Because ME is also a WE and we are stronger together!” she said.

Wearing her graduation toga and Filipiniana in her graduation photos, Quino claimed that she is the first “goddess” at their university. Netizens admired her for being a proud transwoman and for being a Cum Laude.

“Wow you are not just beautiful and intelligent you are an inspiration”

“Ang ganda, mas maganda pa sa tunay na babae.. Congrats po..
❤️❤️❤️🏳️🌈❤️❤️❤️”

“Congrats!sana lahat ng University may gender equality”

She left her message for all transgenders to stay strong despite all discriminations and use it as a strength to have the changed they want.


“Mensahe ni Russel para sa kanyang transgender sisters, maging matatag at, sa halip na matinag ng diskriminasyon ay gawin itong lakas upang makamit ang hinahangad na pagbabago. 🏳️‍🌈”

Written by Rhelyn Harder

An open-minded person who seeks to inspire readers through writing. She believes that having the freedom and courage to express oneself is an opportunity to influence others.

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