The Pride Colors

The pride flag bears with it the colors of the rainbow. The flag alludes to the different individual, sexual preferences that people that are out of the binary standards of men and women. Although this creates a flashing show to catch people’s attention, the flag has a deeper meaning in history and in the lives of the…

Why Celebrate Women?

International Women’s Day was commemorated last March 8th. March is Women’s History Month in the country, and I am one with women who are aware of not only the event but their relevance in the said event in celebrating. I question myself – why do I celebrate anyway? What is in it for me? Why…

Pride March 2015: Street Chronicles and Thoughts

June is pride month. Although for most, it’s typically just some ordinary month, probably, the season for weddings (thus the popular expression “June Bride”), to the LGBT community, it’s a celebration and commemoration of coming out in the open to reveal the real self in each. Though this runs universally across countries, the characteristics of…

The Macho Gay As A Distorted Self-Image

In the time when the idea that beauty is better exemplified by women has gone past the modern times, men have emerged to be sharing this same ideal. Metrosexuals can be referred to as the term for those men who are filled with vanity and conceit as evidenced by their manner of taking fashion as…

Last drop of water: La Mesa Eco Park Session

As part of the company’s (BackCheck Manila – Checkwell Decisions Inc.) corporate social responsibility objectives, a few took the initiative to take part in the educative tree-planting session and tour at the La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. The aim was for awareness and action for those who attended, and this indeed…

Free HIV testing for homosexuals

To be gay is never a choice, but one is never exempt from risks. These risks may include discrimination, abuse, violence, and of course HIV-AIDS. HIV-AIDS has mainly been attributed to gays since time immemorial. Though one can counter this notion by justifying that such disease is not merely surrounding the LGBT community alone, the…

Pride March Manila 2012

The Gay Pride March has once again succeeded in the parade for equality on December 8, 2012 at the Makati City Hall Quadrangle, with the spearheading of the Task Force Pride Philippines, Ms. Bemz Benedito, Ladlad, Thomson Reuters, and the rest of the sponsors and the different organizations. The parade was routed around the less frequented…