lumabas na pala yung article ko sa I-Speak column section ng In Plainspeak journal, a publication in india of the South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality na hosted ny TARSHI (talking about reproductive and sexual health) na kaalyado naman ng CREA (creating resources for empowerment and action) women's org na may office sa india at new york. sila ang sponsor ng film conference na pinuntahan ko sa india last year (pictures sa pitik section under "neemrana mania in india" album).
my article is here and the whole magazine is here. you can actually download the pdf. hey may nasingit na leap photo nga pala diyan i took last pride march. ms. djlush, andun ka hehe. :)
but anyway, i-repost ko na lang din dito.
|Issue 4, 2007|
|The ‘I’ column|
... on how sexual rights affect one personally, and how they are affirmed and/or violated in one's local cultural setting.
I live in Metro Manila where indirect heckling occurs in most Filipino circles, especially during drinking sessions among friends. Sadly, LGBT people are always the target or subject of these hecklers. Yes, discrimination is very much alive in the Philippines despite the active LGBT presence and movement in our patriarchal society. And Filipinos love to show this discrimination by inventing new words of bigotry or using bigoted and condescending word associations.