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. πŸ˜€ Continue reading “Philippine US Embassy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month”

A Little Peak at the Pride March 2010

Pride March 2010-15

December 4th was a really busy day for me: working meeting with friends and fellow bloggers and then had to rush to Eastwood for a friend’s album launch. Good thing that Juned allowed us to have our working lunch meeting at Kozui, at least I can get to see the parade pass by. I wanted to join this year, hopefully next year! Continue reading “A Little Peak at the Pride March 2010”

Join The Manila Pride March 2010

Manila Pride March 2010

It’s Pride time once again in Manila on December 4, 2010. Be out and proud of being part of the Philippine LGBT community. I am excited to attend this event because I’ve been attending the Pride March in Malate, Manila. For this year, it will be held in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. See you all there!

Be Safe, LGBTs in the Philippines

HIV/AIDS. Diseases associated with Gays or MSM (Men who have Sex with Men). Many people, especially homophobics, think that gays spread HIV and AIDS. Most of us hear “bakla, salot”comments from homophobic individuals. FYI, it’s not only the gays who spread HIV/AIDS, but also heterosexual men who cannot avoid having sex with many women. Hindi lang mga bayot ang nagkaka-Aida.

Pupil in Obsidian - Rock Ed Safety Series Gig

Continue reading “Be Safe, LGBTs in the Philippines”

Do Lesbian Relationships Last Longer than Gay Relationships?

Just 3 weeks ago, I was in a gay party hosted by the Fabcasters. It was my first ever all-gay party I’ve ever attended in my life although I have been to parties with mixed lgbt crowd. This time, only 3 girls were there, one was Ruby (the admitted fag hag) and us, the only lesbian couple. I really appreciated the fact that a lot of the gays there approached us and had enjoyable conversations with them. Although most of us were already drunk because of Soju, the conversations were interesting. The most common theme that they asked us, as a lesbian couple was that “How do you make theΒ  relationship stronger?”. When they learned that my girlfriend and I had been together for almost 3 years, a shocking reaction was anticipated by us. These gays would usually tell us that, it’s not really common among gay relationships to have relationships longer than a few months. I asked myself why, is it because of pre-determined biological explanations?

I would like to believe that it’s not only biological pre-determinations that define how one is behaving, no matter what their gender or sexual preference is. Although coming from the Sociological background, I would like to believe that there is a balance between the social and biological influences. Many say that gays are more inclined to lust than love. I don’t want to generalize here but this was some of the stereotypes I hear about gays. On the other hand, lesbians are biologically women and prioritize emotions rather than lust. So I was just wondering what if we let go of the stereotypes and just live and love as how we want to be? I just wonder.

Are Lesbians At Risk of Getting Cervical Cancer?

I recently attended a cervical cancer prevention bloggers event courtesy of Glaxo Smith Kline held at Melo’s Quezon City. Although this is a boring topic, because of its scientific terms and all, GSK was able to make the bloggers participate in their impromptu play. So while having dinner, the actors from PETA were doing their impromptu acting. It was a 50’s set up dinner wherein the actors and some bloggers were asked to wear 50’s attire. Of course, I didn’t effort to do that πŸ™‚ but just went with the flow of the whole situation. The whole event focused on Jennifer, a married woman in the 50’s, who mysteriously died. Everybody in her family was a suspect when until they discovered that it was Cervical Cancer who killed Jennifer. During the 50’s, there was no preventive medicine yet for this disease and so Glaxo Smith Kline introduced their Cervical Cancer Vaccine which can be availed by Filipino women. This event made me thought of this: Cervical Cancer and Lesbians. Continue reading “Are Lesbians At Risk of Getting Cervical Cancer?”