B/PROUD: Karlo & Vani, a Father and His Gay Son

It’s a fact: we don’t tell our parents everything. Sexual flings and the nitty-gritty of our rebellious teenage years are things you can take to your grave. But our true identities—shouldn’t the people who introduced us to the world be well acquainted with them? Still, many gay men and women hide who they are and […]

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 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 […]