Legend has it that I made a girl cry back in sixth grade. She shed tears not because we had verbal fisticuffs as I was prone to do but because, as a joke, I kissed her on the lips. The horror and panic of having the school’s only out and proud gay student plant a […]Read more "Hello, My Name is Judas"
So, how was your year? © 2016 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: Victor John Platon Instagram: victorjohnplaton Twitter: @VicPlatonRead more "We Only Makin’ the Highlights"
A couple of weeks ago, we were shooting Episodes 1 and 2 of Team Magazine’s landmark online series about the lives of young gay men in Manila, Hanging Out. After over ten hours of shooting, I found myself playing a game of Random Questions with some of the talented young adults we were working with. […]Read more "Annus"
And when there’s nowhere else to run Is there room for one more son These changes ain’t changing me The cold-hearted boy I used to be Seoul, South Korea | October 27 – November 2, 2016 © 2016 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: Victor Platon […]Read more "I’ve Got Seoul But I’m Not a Soldier"
A kiki is a party, for calming all your nerves We’re spilling tea, and dishing just desserts one may deserve And though the sun is rising, few may choose to leave So shade that lid and we’ll all bid adieu to your ennui Dive. Work. Turn 36. #KikiNiVicky © 2016 Victor John Platon All Rights […]Read more "Vicky Threw a Kiki"
On the eve of my 36th birthday, I cannot help but think, “Everything’s coming up Vicky!” Without sounding like such a sore winner, I am living a truly #blessed life. Allow me to elaborate: I have a family (nuclear and extended) who have transformed their attitude towards me (and my homosexuality) from tolerance to acceptance […]Read more "Humblebrags"
This piece originally appeared in the fifth issue of TEAM MAGAZINE, a magazine for gay, Filipino men. For digital copies, download here. Follow us on social media here, here and here. My online dating profiles are, pretty much, transparent accounts of who I am. Indicated on them are my age (35), my height (5’9”), weight (160 […]Read more "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"