Wham! Bam! Thank You, Guam!

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”   — Anthony […]

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The Visits

My father passed away twelve years ago tomorrow.  I can vividly remember almost every single detail of everything that transpired like it just happened yesterday – from the initial cancer diagnosis to the painful hospital visits to the farewell party our family and friends threw for him during his last weekend to his eventual passing […]

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#AllRodzLeadToDebbie

(WRITER’S NOTE:  Two of my closest friends recently got married and asked me to be part of their wedding entourage not as a Best Man [because that would mean I am only on the Groom’s Side] nor as the Man of Honor [because that would make me only a part of the Bride’s] but as […]

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An Unlikely Friendship

One of my closest friends (and wise gay mentor) Richie warned me, “Vic, whatever happens, don’t fall in love with that straight guy.” It’s not hard to fall for him. While ‘decent’ is hardly the best adjective to describe him – our iMessage conversations are littered with him referencing his junk countless times – in […]

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Knowing is Half the Battle

The Manila Dragons, one of the country’s pioneer dragonboat teams, prides itself as one of the most inclusive sports teams in the country.  Majority of its paddlers identify as LGBTQ and their number only keeps on increasing.  In just the past month alone, the Manila Dragons has added two gay men and a trans woman […]

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