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A Hot Weekend

by on Sep.22, 2017, under Queer, Travel & Culture

And these, dear friends, are for a great weekend ahead… because we all deserve the treat, wherever we may be in the world.

Brazil, one day, I’ll be back, and this time, it wouldn’t just be in transit.

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Skirting The Issue

by on Sep.15, 2017, under Queer, Society

Why skirts on men is even an issue is quite baffling, to be honest.

And this guy gets props for raising further awareness on why such gender normativity is ultimately meaningless.

And he’s cute, to boot. Mmm.

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Their struggles are real.

by on Sep.08, 2017, under Queer, Society

The trans community is one of the most vulnerable segments of the LGBT community. It is, unfortunately, still a world where binary gender concepts are still the boxed in norms recognized by “modern” society at large – where gender identity and sexual orientation are still being confused with each other.

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Oh, Ruru.

by on Sep.02, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer

Really liking this kid more and more. Thank goodness Ruru Madrid is of legal age, as otherwise I’d feel dirty all over. I mean, I already just had to make excuses for Jon and his aunt Daenerys this past week. Let’s not add to the fantasy guilt.

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Dedz Na Si Jess, Part 2

by on Aug.25, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer, Society, Travel & Culture

Continued From:

Dedz Na Si Jess, Part 1

Despite the unrelenting hilarity throughout Patay Na Si Jesus, it must be noted that this is smart humor. No, this is not a movie that’s all slapstick and puns and repetitive shallowness (I shan’t name names). This is a movie where humor is intelligent and is derived from situation and circumstance, not from tired and forced jokes that just make their way into the dialogue without really being earned. In this movie, we have real people who find laughter in real situations; we end up laughing with them and not at them because we actually see ourselves in all of these characters.

And so we also empathize with them.

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Dedz Na Si Jess, Part 1

by on Aug.24, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer, Travel & Culture

Some time last week, I saw some outraged comments on a post about the dark comedy film Patay Na Si Hesus (Jesus Is Dead), with folks crying sacrilege and blasphemy (or, in one case, “blastfemy,” true story). Never mind that these folks have not watched the movie and have probably not watched the trailer, either. The moral outrage was both funny and sad given that the movie is in no way related to Jesus Christ (except for an allusion here and there) and that the titular “Hesus” is actually the name of the main character’s ex-husband.

Of course, the makers knew what they were doing when they went with the title because not only is it catchy and very reflective of the irreverent humor that the film utilizes, it also triggers something visceral in this Catholic-majority country. And it worked.

But I expected nothing less from the genius people behind such fantastic breakout hits like That Thing Called Tadhana and Zombadings.

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What About Us?

by on Aug.23, 2017, under Music & Theater, Queer, Society

Pink is back, and once again, she proves that she is greater than many of her peers as well as the current new generation of pop/rock artists. Not only does she come up with a very stirring and passionate new song, but she highlights some very relevant themes around minorities in this day and age. Absolutely amazing.

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Monday Thirst

by on Aug.21, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer

So Cosmo posted a throwback last Monday, and all I can say is that this is a throwback that should be… thrown back every Monday. Or more frequently.

Happy week ahead!

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Delaying Tactics

by on Aug.20, 2017, under My Life, Queer, Society

Photo courtesy of Lagablab

Despite having been scheduled for interpellation numerous times, the Anti-Discrimination Bill still remains pending in the legislative.

And why is this so?

Certain members of the Senate have deliberately caused the delays.

One particular senator, in fact, has even had the gall to proclaim that he is an ally of the LGBT community. He used us for PR by posting on his Facebook, during Pride Month, that he supported us. And yet, to this very day, every time the bill is scheduled for interpellation, he leaves and/or disappears. The most recent one, I’m told, is that he disappeared but was discovered to have just been in the lounge. Such a blatant display of abuse of power is disgusting.

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Heel, Boys!

by on Aug.19, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer

And speaking of Britain’s Got Talent, here’s another throwback from a few years ago that’s sure to get you pumped up for the weekend ahead, heels and all.

Have a sassy Saturday!

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