San Francisco, CA Pride March

It has always been my dream to go to San Francisco, California and witness the Pride Parade there. My friend Nina was able to witness it. Nina told me that she had fun and it was a liberating experience. Here are some of her photos that she took. :) Continue reading

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Contemplating on the “Next Fall”

“Next Fall” was the most recent gay play I watched and it immediately interested me to watch because of the twist between the two lead characters, a gay couple named Luke and Adam. Their names pertain to biblical characters, immediately suggesting religion as its main conflict.

Homosexuality and Religion are two topics that most people think will never have an agreement. Luke and Adam are a couple with both conflicting religious beliefs – the other is Agnostic while the other is a Christian. They’ve been together for 5 years but due to an accident, their relationship changed. The script tackled these main things: religion, homosexuality, love and faith.

The question is, “Is there a possibility that this kind of couple could exist in real life? ” I would say yes. Conflict will arise somewhere but if they are pragmatic enough to think of the present, perhaps they can go a long way together.

The play’s script provided a lot of witty one liners, most especially from the character of Adam, the atheist, although most of the time Adam is shunned by Luke’s avoidance of the subject of homosexuality and Christianity. While watching it, I felt joy, sadness and a bit of anger somewhere but overall, it made me think of my current relationship and I guess if you watch this too, you will think of yours as well.

 

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Pinoy LGBT films featured at Sine Bahaghari

Sine Bahaghari

February is the National Arts Month here in the Philippines. As a contribution to its celebration of Akei, Pinoy4GM and Pelikula Tumblr brings you “Sine Bahaghari”. According to the press release, “Sine Bahaghari” is a showcase of Filipino LGBT experience as seen in Philippine alternative cinema. The main objective of “Sine Bahaghari” is to promote the discussion on how the LGBT community is depicted in the Philippine cinema. Aside from that, it also aims to promote modern Filipino films to a wider audience. Continue reading

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Next Fall: A Play on Modern Gay Relationships

Next Fall

“Next Fall” is a play written by Geoffrey Nauffts. It is about an exploration of faith in a modern gay relationship involving Luke and Adam, a gay couple. Luke is a devout Christian and an inspiring actor while Adam is an atheist.

This play is directed by Audie Gemora. David Bianco plays the role of Luke while Bart Guingona plays the role of Adam. “Next Fall” is currently on-going and it will run until February 5, 2012 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30pm at Onstage, Greenbelt 1.

For tickets, inquiries and other information, call Repertory Philippines at 571-6926 and 571-4941 or email info@repertory.ph. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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Isn’t Divine of Pinoy Big Brother a Hottie?

Isn’t Divine a hottie?

I just recently started to watch Pinoy Big Brother Season 4 and this butch looking lesbian with tattoos in her arms caught my attention. This is Divine Maitland – Smith, a 20-year old British-Filipino lesbian from Cebu. PBB calls her the “Darling Dude of Cebu”. Sorry ladies, she’s already in a relationship. Now, look who’s stalking? :D .

Divine looks “astig” but she’s soft spoken. She reminds me of Shane from the L Word.

I do hope that Divine will change how people think of lesbians, not just the stereotypical one. The moment that she comes out of the “house”, she will have a power to change how Filipinos perceive lesbians.

View her profile here.

Ok, enough. Shh. I have to hide my hidden crush from her. :D *kilig*

*got the photo above from http://fuckyeahdivinesmith.tumblr.com/ not sure where the original photo came from.

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On Social Sciences and the “Normalization” of LGBTs

Labelling, as many people say, makes the world a predictable and easier place to live in. In the world of Psychology (and even in Sociology), every kind of behavior has a label. If one is not within the “normal” range, one becomes deviant (in Sociology) or in the Psychological world, they’re diagnosed with a certain “disease / illness”. Harsh words, I know… Continue reading

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Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Shokot si Remington

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My Zombadings Button Pin I Got During the Premiere

I have seen Zombadings’ teasers since last year and have been waiting to see the entirety of it in the big screen. Finally, the long wait is over and was able to watch its premiere at the recent Cinemalaya Festival (July 2011). I wasn’t disappointed at all. The whole audience laughed almost every 10 minutes, there was never a dull moment. It was the perfect film-ender for the entire festival. Continue reading

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Rainbow Google

 


This is why I love Google because they always innovate. Try searching for a gay related keyword in Google and you will find a rainbow beside the search button. It’s Pride Month and Google is celebrating this with us. Have you tried it? :D   Continue reading

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Philippine US Embassy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

IMG_0679A reception was held at the residence of the Philippine US Ambassador Harry Thomas last week to celebrate the LGBT Pride Month together with distinguished guests from different embassies, LGBT groups, media and bloggers. Thanks to US Embassy for the invitation. :D Continue reading

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The Rainbow Connection

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LGBT friends and Supporters, there will be a an LGBT themed night market series in CCP. This doesn’t happen very often so it would be nice to drop by. See details below:

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