Hello, My Name is Judas

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 […]

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Annus

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. […]

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Vicky Threw a Kiki

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 […]

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Humblebrags

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 […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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 […]

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