Why do we celebrate #pridemonth ?
Hit back by asking “straight people should be thankful they don’t need one”. The #pride month roots back from the oppressive Civil Rights Movement. There were “Annual Reminder” marches as early as 1965, which were meant to be a public reminder that the #LGBT community didn’t enjoy the same basic civil rights as other people. But the watershed moment of the modern pride movement is widely considered the #Stonewall Riots. In the 1960s, due to laws prohibiting public sexuality, there were limited options for #queer folk and raids of #gay and #lesbian establishments were common.
During 80s and early 90s, the only local gay icon I know is Pacifica Falayfay. Dolphy’s iconic performance has ticked the Filipino gay character as #parlorista with a heart of gold. Though his moving performance has paved the way to bring #LGBTQ issues, there is more to #gaylife aside from what I see in theaters.
I stand strongly to my sexuality and if #millenialpink does not understand our #hugot due to”generation gap”… then let me simply say …
“You won’t enjoy the #liberty to shout out your feelings to the world without the #thunderbeki who fought for you basic rights to #love and #expressyourself . #respect
#lgbt🌈 #lgbtpride #queerasfolk #labanbading #bading #bakla #shokla #rainbowbattle #rainbow #gaylife #gaypride #lovewins #baklaako #gaylifematters
Walang sino man ang makapagsasabing alipin ka dahil ikaw ang may hawak ng sarili mong tadhana.
Ikaw, higit kanino man ang makakapagsabi ng iyong kinabukasan. Hindi nakasalalay sa iilan at sa isang tao… kahit na siya pa ang lalake sa mga panaginip mo.
Ikaw Ay ikaw. #malaya
#happyindependenceday #pinoygay #kalayaan101 #hugot101 #singlegayguy #diaryofasinglegayguy
🚹Raven Malubay-Jugueta Bermudez
April 12 2009, i featured newbie model turned actor Victor Aliwalas on my humble blog. I even titled it “Victor Aliwalas: besmucled fantasy”. By then he was featured on several teleserye in GMA and marches his way to cat walk.
His short stint in showbiz/modelling may have pave his way to other career goals. 3 years ago he quits the industry and starts a new chapter.
I just got a message from him from my facebook account. He was asking if i can delete his shirtless photos off from my gay blogsite. He gave a compelling message and explain why there is a need for him to wipe out his past.
Heres what he has to say:
So i go through my previous post and review. I dont see any deragatory remarks from my post as it is random profile which i got off from the internet. The shirtless picture he is referring to is a screen capture off from the telly while wearing a head gear parading the cat walk – shirtless. Again this is brodcasted on a national TV on a Sunday afternoon. I guess that is kinda strange asking a lowly blogger to delete his shirtless photo which i got from a local program. And i dont own a smart phone in 2009, i got it from the internet. Im no papparazzi who will hide on the bushes and try to snap a picture of anyone while they are celebrating their privacy.
Based on his message, “thank you” daw since i enjoyed his shirtless photo. I did… but i also enjoyed other men who has the courage to go shirtless. It takes gutts and will power. If i have a pecks like that… ill be delighted. But i wont ask anyone to delete it since that is part of my past. It saddens me how he wants to eliminate it. It has nothing to do with corporate sponsors. Not unless your knocking on Catholic church doors then thats a different side of the story. But then again Isko Moreno is holding a vital position in city hall who started as a starlet in the late 80’s and a string of tittilating films under his belt. How about the king of pene films who is also the honorable mayor of Laguna. He has a shady past but he stood up and use his background in gaining local position. I guess my point is… the past is just a bench mark of what we are today. Wiping out history is not the answer. Youll just end up erasing every details of who you are.
If i were a famous blogger… i may have not received this message. Anyway… who am i? Im nobody! Siguro if im writing for Phil Star or Inquirer, my efforts are well accepted.
My blog post are like my little minions. I love everything. Because it takes time for me to write something. Im not a literary genius. Napakaraming grammatical error sa kada post ko kaya its hard for me to write a blog post.
But i guess someone has to start somewhere. Kahit na medyo emotional … ill give in to his request. Pabaon ko pa ang pag-delete ko sa 2009 blog post ko for you if you felt na medyo awkward to be featured by a gay blogger.
Goodluck to your future career goals.
Under the lotus flowers
Right beneath the cloudless blue sky
Asking age-old questions…
Where can i find thy #TrueLove?
Can #love find me before the world writes down her ending?
Will i ever find love?
I guess i will never ever know
The answer to my question
Not unless i raise thy hands in the mid air, hold thy breath and wish for luck
I just hope there is a wishing well
Where i could toss my aspirations
Where wishes do come true
If you could simple question…
One question that ive been longing to hear…
“Whats your name?”
I guess ill never know. Ill hide behind the willow tree and weep my sorrow.