Nomadic Boys – Discovering Manila’s Gay Scene

Author: , July 27th, 2015

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We certainly thought so: the Philippines pretty much out-pink-ed all other countries in Asia from our point of view as foreigners. The Philippines is always up there in those popular polls ranking which are the most gay friendly countries in the world. At the same time, it’s a staunchly religious country with over 76 million of the world’s Catholics (the highest after Mexico and Brazil).

But regardless of the strongly held religious views, we found the Filipinos to be extremely warm hearted and friendly individuals and totally open minded to us as a gay couple. At no point did we ever feel we had to tread carefully about being gay, compared to our experiences in the Maldives or Sri Lanka.

That’s our point of view as tourists, but what’s it like from the inside? In Manila we met local boy and journalist Rione Palacios, who told us more about being gay in the Philippines and the Manila gay scene.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Philippines Gay Travel Resources

Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila, The Philippines

Author: , December 17th, 2014

Fort Santiago, ManilaIf you want to understand the Philippines as a country, visit Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila. Buildings of colonial architecture are well-preserved, neat and well-maintained. I’d recommend you to join the two-hour tour to better yourself in understanding the Philippines’ history, its culture and people. The tour is interactive and well-presented that you’d never look at museums and old forts and old walls the same way ever again.

Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila is an old Spanish fortification that had been attacked, occupied by the Spanish, British, American, Japanese and Filipino forces.

Sorry. There are no cabs inside. Take this kalesa, instead. You’ll be Cinderella for the whole tour! 😉

By Alain – Full Story at The Sojourner | Philippines Gay Travel Resources

Manila Pride March is This Weekend

Author: , December 5th, 2013

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The LGBTI community in the Philippines will hold its 19th annual pride march on Saturday in the capital city of Manila.

The Metro Manila Pride March will leave from Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila on Saturday, 7 December at 3pm to wind its way through the city and will be followed by an entertainment program featuring talents from The Library Comedy Bar, BED Manila, and other LGBTI performers.

The Metro Manila Pride March is themed ‘Strength in Colors’ in 2013 and marks the successes of the LGBTI rights movement in the Philippines, including the participation of more LGBTIs in politics, approval of anti-discrimination ordinances in a handful of cities, a newly filed anti-discrimination bill in the Philippines Congress, and a more unified effort to fight HIV and AIDS.

Authored By Andrew Potts – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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