|That's me and my ATE who is also a part of the LGBT sector. I love her!|
PROFILING THE PINK MARKET:
|Jon and I.|
As a medical practitioner, Dr.Fontilla said, "it is not being an LGBT that gives you STD, it's your lifestyle"
WORD. It is how you conduct your day to day relationships, it's your choices.Let us not stereotype or jump into conclusions. It is not your identity that attracts diseases (health-wise), it's your actions.
SIMOUN FERRER - head GMA Artist Center
I realized, when it comes to the entertainment industry, the Filipino society is not yet ready to totally let go of typecasting. Apparently, a actors' persona or image still majorly affects the way a TV show rates. Which in turn, forces them to hide in a facade of a personality different from who they really are. (that's showbusiness though),
Which I feel is a sad, sad part. Why? Because movies and TV shows are fiction, make-believes - so why is it so hard to accept a gay man portraying a husbands' role? It is make believe after all.
|Isn't he a cutie? Lol!|
NICCOLO COSME - conceptual photographer; proud to be gay!
This guy probably captivated my attention the most! Not just because he such a cutie but his photographs moved my understanding into so many different levels making me realize, I was glad to have attended this event. He just gave storytelling in pictures a whole new meaning.
Powerful, moving pictures that took us to his journey from when he first realized he was gay into finally accepting himself.
|Some samples of his masterpieces taken from www.niccolo-cosme.com|
|with "the" niccolo cosme. photographer extraordinaire!|
|with Ms. Mabs Pena|
|Ms. Arlene Padua|
I am thankful for being invited to this event and for the odds permitting me to be able to make it. I came in with an open mind, I went home with an open heart.
A shoutout to the amazing sponsors that made this event possible! ANTEL HOTEL - the perfect place for family, friends and events as amazing as DPOPs' #RAINBOWCONNECTION and MR JEOFF SOLAS for coming up with this controversial yet eye-opening event.
|That's Jeoff at the leftmost side.|
|Karot of LOLZ at NMFtv|
And if you want to party the LGBT way, join us at the JUNGLE CIRCUIT PARTY happening on December 6, 2014. Check out DPOP's Facebook Page for more details!