This piece originally appeared in the groundbreaking third issue of TEAM MAGAZINE, a magazine for gay, Filipino men. For digital copies, download here. Follow us on social media here, here and here. TEAM MAGAZINE’s fourth issue comes out this March and it will be, in a word, sizzling. My ex-partner’s apartment was a mere two blocks away […]Read more "The “I” in Involved"
“The pictures are there and you just take them.” (Robert Capa) © 2015 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: Victor John Platon Instagram: victorjohnplaton Twitter: @VicPlatonRead more "The Year in Photos"
This was not how I thought my life would be like. I always imagined that in my thirties, I would be successful in the textbook definition of the word. You know, domestic bliss with a committed partner, successful career in brand management, a mortgage, two cars and probably a pet dog. Should I gauge my […]Read more "Blow, Victor"
“Madonna has not become one of music’s greatest stories ever told just by shocking us at regular intervals. She’s done it by working harder and being smarter than everybody else.” (Justin Timberlake, 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction)Read more "Madonna and Child"
Can’t see nothin’ in front of me Can’t see nothin’ coming up behind I make my way through this darkness I can’t feel nothing but this chain that binds me In her brilliant book about loss, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion wrote “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know […]Read more "The Rising"
There’s a new day dawning. Something good is happening. No coming out story is the same. Over the weekend, the former perennial laughingstock Bruce Jenner of the infamous Kardashian-Jenner clan came out as a transgender woman. In a very thoughtful and moving interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner (once dubbed the World’s Greatest Athlete) relayed his […]Read more "Independence Day"
“But Vic, don’t you want to get married someday?” It amuses me that a great number of people, a lot of whom I share just a casual acquaintance with at best, have asked me this question. A decade ago, I politely answered, “No.” But what I really wanted to curtly tell them is, “Why is […]Read more "Three Grindr Dates, See How I Run"