You’ve probably read the recent news about Taiwan legalising gay marriage, and in the Philippines, a country (made of more than 7,000 islands) not too far away, it has got to start somewhere. Manila!
ONE: You can’t say Manila without saying, MANila
TWO: Pilipinas (How Filipinos say ‘Philippines)… Pili-PINAS, wait, did you just say penis?!
THREE: You don’t have to look too hard to find gay nightlife
FOUR: These Golden Queens
FIVE: Manila Luzon
SIX: Because it’s the home of The King of Catwalk (who I happened to message on Grindr- a gay networking app.)
SEVEN: Because unlike many other languages where the word for ‘gay’ is borrowed from English, there’s actually a native for ‘gay’ in Tagalog. It’s bakla
EIGHT: There’s actually a Manila based LGBTQ magazine that’s pretty rad
NINE: And you still wonder why Manila should be the gay capital of Asia and gain more momentum as the next Asian capital where gay marriage ought to be legalised? Help President Duterte stay true to his word by expressing yourself, today.