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.

Muli (The Affair)

Muli is a movie that’s based on Jerry Gracio’s Palanca-winning screenplay. This indie gay film is about the love story of an underground/activist inn keeper (Sid Lucero) and a layer (Cogie Domingo). The film is directed by Adolfo B. Alix, Jr. Please do watch out for this film in the Cinemalaya Film fest this coming July. ๐Ÿ˜€

Who are the Gay Icons in Your Neighborhood?

Nahh, I won’t discuss who’s gay or not.

Gay icons are someone that gays look up to, whether they are really gay or not. Here are some individuals that are considered to be as gay icons here in the Philippines:

Ricky Reyes

Ricky Reyes – Icon for the “parloristang” bakla

He is the most successful gay who strived to make his salon chain successful. Before the F Salons, Index and the others, the most evident ones were Ricky Reyes’ salons. He also founded the Ricky Reyes Learning Institute wherein people who aspire to become a professional hairdresser can be formally educated. During the 90’s (and I believe until now), he has a television show called “Beauty School Plus” wherein the television viewers can learn how to put on make up and cut someone else’s hair. Continue reading “Who are the Gay Icons in Your Neighborhood?”

Rainbow Radio Pilipinas on Valentine’s Day

Final Rainbow Radio Love Notes poster

Rainbow Radio Pilipinas will be opening the airwaves for listeners who will be sending their love letters and short but sweet shout outs on Valentine’s Day. All you have to do is to send an email to: rainbowradiopilipinas[at]gmail.com on or before February 5 (Friday).

Rainbow Radio Pilipinas will choose the shout-outs and stories to be read on air. If your entry won’t be chosen, don’t fret because they will post the other stories on their website (with your permission of course). Continue reading “Rainbow Radio Pilipinas on Valentine’s Day”

Stephen Gately Dies at 33

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One of the icons of the global LGBT community, Stephen Gately of Boyzone, died at 33 while he was having his vacation in Majorca, Spain. He was with his partner Andrew Cowles whom he wed through a civil union in 2006. The cause of death is still unknown. There are stories that say that he just went out for a few drinks then came back to the hotel to sleep but he never woke up.

He admitted his sexuality in 1999 through The Sun by admitting that he was in a relationship with Eloy de Jong, a member ofย  boyband called Caught in the Act. Their relationship ended in 2002. His partner, Andrew Cowles, was introduced to him through mutual friends Elton John and David Furnish. Continue reading “Stephen Gately Dies at 33”

Mr. Gay World Philippines 2009

mr. gay world philippines 2009

Mr. Gay World Philippines 2009 will be held on October 25, 2009 at Metro Bar, West Avenue, Quezon City. The pageant will be hosted by Boy Abunda. The winner in the said pageant will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Mr. Gay World 2010 in Oslo, Norway.

Interested to go to the event? Ticket price is at PhP 500.00 and it’s a first-come, first-serve basis.

Flipping Through the Pages of Maxim’s Gay and Lesbian Issue

(photo from Maxim Philippines)
I just got a copy of the Maxim Philippines’ Gay and Lesbian Issue a few days ago with Mocha on the cover of it. Just finished reading the interesting articles and of course looking at the interesting pictures of it too ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I believe this is the most daring mainstream magazine magazine that I’ve seen lately. A lot of provocative femme-to-femme poses from women who I believe who are just swingers (or bi-curious women) but not really femme lesbians per se. Oh well.

It’s obviously selling femme-to-femme action which is appealing to men (and lesbians) of course. Would you think that men would buy the magazine if there’s a butch-to-femme action? Nahh. Well, that is the nature of the magazine so I really wouldn’t expect much from them. There were lots of nipple exposures (there were a lot, literally). I admit that I enjoyed looking at some of the pictures there (and no I am not being a hypocrite about it) but I was also looking for some depth as what it claims to be: the ‘gay and lesbian issue’. There were some articles that at least tickled my brain (and at least some of the readers also) not just my libido. Continue reading “Flipping Through the Pages of Maxim’s Gay and Lesbian Issue”

Jay: Showing at SM Cinemas

Cinemalaya Best Picture and Asian Hotshots winner for Best Feature – Jay is currently being shown in SM Cinemas. According to the Facebook event, the movie will be shown until March 4. By the way, they have a promo too. If your name is Jay, you can watch the movie for free. You just need to present your valid ID.

The film stars Baron Geisler (as Jay Santiago), and Coco Martin (as Edward Navarro). The film is directed by Francis Pasion.

“Jay” is about the gay schoolteacher that was brutally murdered in a sex-crime. TV producer, then, convinces the family to shoot Jay’s wake and funeral for a reality show. You can read more about its synopsis in their website: JayTheMovie.com.

The title of the film reminds me of the song “Hey Jay” by Eraserheads. I’m not really sure though if the title of the film was somehow inspired by this song.