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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Dancin’ in the Streets

Vic’s Baklock Party: Ang Baklang Block Party. Victor turned 37 with a few of his favourite people. Booze. Burgers. Baklaan. Super. Gay. Music by BOYKILLSROBOT. Photography: Kyle Jayogue Not in photos: Gigo Cosme and Nina Defensor Special thanks to: G.R.Eat Burger Truck, Gigo Cosme, Carlo Natanauan and Rodney Ong   © 2017 Victor John Platon […]

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What A Feeling

The author Mark Cooper said, “Life has no remote.  Get up and change it yourself.” My closest friends are well aware of my admittedly self-absorbed fantasy that my life is actually a TV show.  I’ve always thought that my existence is so interesting and adventure-filled (and it is) that there are hidden cameras everywhere ready […]

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Playing with Fire

My iPhone starts blaring U2’s Beautiful Day at 3:45 AM. It’s supposed to be telling me to wake up. But I’ve beaten it by a good twenty minutes yet again. I take a quick shower, brush my teeth (and tits) and apply my moisturizer and sunscreen. Senna Enna’s roosters haven’t even started crowing but here […]

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