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Coming of Age – We’ve entered an artful new era of sex toys

Coming of Age – We’ve entered an artful new era of sex toys

With sex toys looking more like pop art on your bedside table, consider this the second coming of playthings for self-pleasure.

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Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in “Kinky Boots”

Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in “Kinky Boots”

What I was not expecting from Atlantis’s “Kinky Boots” production: a fine-tuned show that was funny and heartwarming, featuring a show-stopping performance by Nyoy Volante as Lola, the drag queen and cabaret performer at the show’s helm.

Gatherings

TEAM x Archives Homme Present: Homo House Party

TEAM x Archives Homme Present: Homo House Party

Though we prefer to meet guys outside of closets, we didn’t mind cruising them at Archives HOMME in Legaspi Village.

Playground TEAM Talks

TEAM Talks: Let’s Talk About Sex Toys, Baby

TEAM Talks: Let’s Talk About Sex Toys, Baby

TEAM Talks sat down with Ilya’s founders to talk about the new buzz around sex toys and the friendly neighborhood sex shop they just launched in Maginhawa.

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Putting the DIY in solidarity: BLTX’s Women & Queer Small Press collective

Putting the DIY in solidarity: BLTX’s Women & Queer Small Press collective

With underrepresented zinemakers coming together, small press could go big.

Playground TEAM Tracks

To All the Boys I Could Love — a Playlist

To All the Boys I Could Love — a Playlist

A soundtrack for the gay who finds love in countless places.

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Acting out: Improv as a safe space

Acting out: Improv as a safe space

Improv acts as “therapy for most people,” offering gays a welcoming arena of understanding.

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You’re a bad gay if you don’t like women – thoughts on gay men’s misogyny

You’re a bad gay if you don’t like women – thoughts on gay men’s misogyny

Gay men are not immune to the patriarchal way of thinking that views femininity as “weak” or “lesser.” Now let’s deal with it.

Gatherings

No rest for the rainbow: Pride 2017 parties across Manila

No rest for the rainbow: Pride 2017 parties across Manila

The rainbow didn’t just rise over Marikina. As we all have different ways of expressing our identity, many of us have different ways of celebrating Pride.

Guys

Metro Manila Pride Communications Co-head Mikey Quijano is a sword-fighting, leather-crafting crusader for equality

Metro Manila Pride Communications Co-head Mikey Quijano is a sword-fighting, leather-crafting crusader for equality

Here is a man who loves to play with swords as much as he wants to fight for your rights.

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You about the Metro Manila Pride March

Let Me Tell You about the Metro Manila Pride March

Even if she has to wear comfortable step-ins, Tita Mildred will march at Pride. And she scolds her gay son Bryan for not having the same passion for it as she does.

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FAQs: The Frequently Asked Queers on standing up to homophobic co-workers

FAQs: The Frequently Asked Queers on standing up to homophobic co-workers

There’s no shame in asking questions, especially not during Pride month. Because LGBT pride has its perks, we’re giving out prizes to the bold individuals who didn’t take discrimination sitting down. 

Out & About Outspoken

Taiwan gives the rest of Asia major LGBT FOMO

Taiwan gives the rest of Asia major LGBT FOMO

A gay Filipino soaks up the high homo spirits of Taipei.

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The Proper Way to Eat

The Proper Way to Eat

For our main course, we’re serving daddy issues.

TEAM TV

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Mother’s Day Drag: An O-Bar Queen’s Tribute to His Mom

Mother’s Day Drag: An O-Bar Queen’s Tribute to His Mom

While countless pop culture divas form the fierce foundations of the O-Bar queen, Dee Dee Marie Holliday sashays in gratitude to the woman who made him the beautiful kind of man he’s become.

Guys Hanging Out

Warming up to the idea you’ll be back

Warming up to the idea you’ll be back

The heat helps if you want to forget about someone.

Hanging Out Outspoken Team TV

Survive the Hanging Out hiatus with our culture queue

Survive the Hanging Out hiatus with our culture queue

A Queer TV Queue to survive the absence of Hanging Out.

Gatherings Gay Per View Hanging Out

Hang Over: The Season Ender Screening Party

Hang Over: The Season Ender Screening Party

Photos by Athena Zapanta and Josh Garosha There couldn’t have been a more apt venue for the season finale screening

Hanging Out Team TV

Hanging Out Behind-the-Scenes: The Final Shoot Day

Hanging Out Behind-the-Scenes: The Final Shoot Day

Photos by Arabella Paner Though one webisode of Hanging Out clocks in at a little under 15 minutes, it’s the

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Finding Fidel: The Myth of the Straight Guy Among Gay Friends

Finding Fidel: The Myth of the Straight Guy Among Gay Friends

Don’t chug the stereotype. Christian San Jose discovers that guys like Hanging Out’s Fidel do actually exist.

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Yes, Let’s Talk About Hanging Out’s Controversial Trans Episode

Yes, Let’s Talk About Hanging Out’s Controversial Trans Episode

By now, you’ve probably already seen Hanging Out’s latest episode, “Transitioning,” featuring a trans female character named Amihan, played by

Gaypron Hanging Out

Kiko’s Food for the Friendzoned: One-Pan Pasta

Kiko’s Food for the Friendzoned: One-Pan Pasta

Keeping his feelings hidden from Adrian is tiring and can leave our Kiko famished. With Valentine’s coming up, we got him to make us his Pasta Sa ‘Di Pinapansin.