Tag Archive: gay

Bakla (Queer Monologues)

July 2013 I joined a group of brave and talented LGBT performers in St. John’s to put up the Queer Monologues. My piece, in particular, is about growing up gay in the Philippines.… Continue reading

Can I? (Spoken Word)

Next week, I’m conquering my fear of performing poetry live by going to an open mic poetry slam. This is my piece, thus far. It is not yet as polished as I want… Continue reading

Top 10 Gay Songs That Aren’t Gay

The concept of a “gay anthem” has normally disregarded its intended gender. As such, some songs that are explicitly gay, while they could be good, tend not to make for the best anthems. Through cultural… Continue reading

Gay Men’s Rules for Dating Gay Men

The words rules and gay should ideally never appear together in the same sentence. In a global community that is still conflicted about its attitude towards the LGBT, the roots of being gay… Continue reading

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

My friend David and I agreed on a writing challenge last week. We have a prompt and we have to come up with something. For this challenge, the prompt is “His feet were… Continue reading

By the twin dogs of harbour park

By the twin dogs of harbour park, first dates begin, sweat beads greeting under meticulously gelled hair, stretched across the shaded bench, watching yachts glide across the still Atlantic. Strangers breathing the summer breeze lounge around… Continue reading

Why the Philippines is Not Gay-Friendly || Spoken Word

  Spoken Word poetry written for pride week in the Philippines.   Related articles Sham tolerance of LGBTs in PH (opinion.inquirer.net) What It’s Like To Be Gay In The Philippines (thoughtcatalog.com) Filipinos join… Continue reading

Manila: The Last Ten Years


Jailhouse Rock

The sharp broken scar on his face betrayed the soul of an artist. Indeed, it has been several sentences when he last heard that called him. He hadn’t been that popular, his name… Continue reading

Dating Someone in the Closet

This article was previously published in the second issue of The ‘OUT’port, St. John’s first LGBT magazine.  We get it: you’re loud, you’re proud, you’re political. And that’s wonderful; it is uplifting to… Continue reading