B/TV: “Home Free” – Marriage Equality Now

Gay men go about their days the way many people do. They wake up, have breakfast, maybe slip in some social media time, and head off to work. Just as the right to make a living should be due any human being, why isn’t the right to make a lifelong commitment to another person available […]

B/PROUD: Cha Roque Speaks Out

Words by Margarita Buenaventura With all the cat memes and Vine videos saturating the Internet, it’s pretty hard for one voice to stand out. But lesbian mom Cha Roque’s did, loud and clear, when she wrote an impassioned open letter to the hosts of noontime show Eat Bulaga. From her Facebook wall, she addressed the […]

B/PROUD: A BENCH/ Pride Month Special – Part 4 of 4

It’s fitting that the final part of the B/PROUD series comes out on the day of our country’s independence—a day we would not celebrate if not for those brave enough to stand up against external rule. While we may have long broken free of another country’s church and state, personal freedoms are still being fought […]

B/PROUD: A BENCH/ Pride Month Special – Part 3 of 4

Many still consider queerness dangerous territory; its public display, beyond their comfort zone. Filipino men and women who look and act like men and women, yet couple with someone from the same gender, are perceived shameless. Their public affection is seen as transgression, as if to love was a decision to provoke and unsettle. In […]

B/PROUD: A Bench/ Pride Month Special– Part 1 of 4

You can’t deny the strength in numbers—strength necessary for a war that’s surprisingly still fought today. When Philippine church and state think homosexuality can be suppressed and many Filipinos consider it a joke, it helps to present a reality that’s clear, vivid, and as solid as the number 100. The B/PROUD campaign was born from […]