Two members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, one a transgender woman, running for local posts in Bataan on Tuesday claimed that gender should not be an issue in the local polls. Geraldine Roman, the first transgender to seek an elective post in Bataan, articulated that sex, education, status in life, religion, color of skin, height, looks, among others, do not matter in one’s desire to serve. Geraldine is seeking the congressional seat in the first district of Bataan that will be left vacant by her mother Rep. Herminia Roman on her third term. Her late father, Tony Roman, was also former assemblyman and congressman of Bataan. Dexter Domingez, also known as Teri Onor, defended members of the LGBT in seeking elective posts. Onor was vice-mayor of Abucay, Bataan from 2007 – 2010 and member of the provincial Board or Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the first district from 2010 to the present.