Age is never an issue here.
A new term has been surfacing online, Aegism. It is actually a discrimination involving someone’s age. We can be all cutesy fartsy, but we cannot decline a person just because he’s older than you. Sure, we dreamt of that ideal relationship with someone of your age. It can be all cute until one of you unleashes the kid and them and the impatient one gets toiled up with all that’s happening. I mean, yes, you’re both young, same intellectual wavelength, but isn’t it more fun to be with someone more mature than you?
Well, I’m speaking from my experience, and well.. interest. Ever since I came out of the closet and started goofing around, I never imagined myself being someone as old as me, or worse, younger. I always look for that maturity and intellect that was tested for years longer than mine. So, here are things that can prove older men are the best choice.
Don’t get me wrong. By this, I did not mean treating you at a fancy restaurant or giving you some sort of stuff. What I meant was, they are driven enough to know what their priorities are. Their level of maturity is sexy. What? I find it sexy, don’t you?
Since they know that you are younger than them, they know how to take care of your emotions. Being the older one in the relationship gives them the responsibility to be the more understanding partner. If miscommunication persists, he will definitely make you understand the whole situation.
They know what will make you happy. It may be a slice of cake, a tub of ice cream, or just a warm hug. They would know it, and they will give it to you when you most need it. They are always to-the-rescue. Their sixth-sense is knowing when are you sad and what will cheer you up.
Over the years, they would probably know the art of making wise decisions. You will be amazed by how he handles things and you’ll get inspired by it. He will be the biggest influence in your life. His experiences in life will be your guide in the future.
No matter how many likes you give to your male Facebook friends, it’s nothing to him. He meant when he said he trusts you. It will never be a big deal. You will not over food, where to eat, what to buy–things that will surely be a source of argument when you are in an immature relationship.
But when they do, it meant the world to them. How often do you see older guys cry? Not every day. With everything that he’s giving to you; understanding, trust, loyalty, sincerity, or what have you, he needs all of it in return. He needs to be reciprocated. Behind that physique, a lonely kid exists. You will trigger it one way or another, but don’t disappoint him. Take care of him, and most especially, love him with all your heart. (All photos from BoredPanda)
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How often do we encounter a gay couple who both joined the same pageant just to show support for each other? Well, not everyday.
But this couple made it happen. The ever-entertaining ‘Miss Q & A’ segment of the hit Kapamilya noontime show It’s Showtime has proven its wonders again after JM de Lima joined the said pageant. It is cool and all until Mykiru found out that de Lima is the boyfriend for former Miss Q & A contestant Jesteine Francisco.
The world is that small. Jesteine tried his luck three months before JM did. JM is a 19-year-old Broadcasting student at the Laguna State Polytechnic University representing Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
He might seem masculine, but Miss Q & A was actually his 3rd pageant his month alone. With his mestiza complexion, he was really pleasing to the eyes and for the madlang people.
Their sweetness is really evident on their social media accounts as they are not afraid to show their affection to each other online. Their term of endearment is ‘pangka’ and they celebrated their anniversary a month ago.
Love is really in the air for this two lovebirds.
Randy Estrellado, former treasury executive, writer, and now the COO of Maynilad, came out as a gay man.
It was in 1990s when Randy was offered a big promotion in his career. The catch? He had to marry a woman and hide in the closet until who-knows-when.
Years after, he vented out using his newsletter called Gay Men’s Exchange. According to him, this was his outlet and a way to reach out to closeted gay men like him.
It was not until two decades after when Randy decided to come out in the company newsletter in 2014– four years after the death of his military veteran father.
“We distributed it incognito in bars. I was spending my own money. I was looking for purpose,” Randy talking about his blog.
After the whole confession, he was surprised after being welcomed by warm hugs on his first day back in service. He filed for a vacation when he announced the big revelation.
“I guess it came through that it was a difficult decision, and they just wanted to show support,” he said talking about the support he received from his workmates.
“There is no right or wrong way of coming out. There [should be] no pressure. It will come to you when the time is right.”
Little did everyone know, Randy is currently handling more than 2,000 employees, but he vowed to organize a support group for LGBT+ community.
It’s the most colorful time of the year, and everyone’s celebrating. A special day and event for our loving LGBT+ Community. Set in Plaza De Los Alcaldez in Marikina City, queers from all over the metro gathered to celebrate love.
Since the beginning of time, we have come a long way in battling discrimination and misogyny.
From being considered as a mental disorder to the legalization of same-sex marriage in different countries, the rainbow federation is getting stronger and stronger every year. That is all because of the collective efforts and action of the community.
And for this year, June 24–Philippines celebrated its annual Metro Manila Pride March for the first time ever in Marikina!
It’s all love and fun until a certain group of religious protesters started to make a scene. In front of a kissing crowd, they began raising hateful placards. Despite the momentous event, one can only imagine how people take courage in doing this. If they truly believe in God, why do they have to spread hate? They even had a noise barrage condoning ‘sinful’ acts of these gays, lesbians, and queers.
But you sure know that a coin has two sides, right? Guess what, beliefs do too. Religion and gender qualifications are like water and oil, it has been an ongoing battle as to how homosexuality can be considered as ‘normal’.
And despite how Leviticus firmly condones ‘unlawful sexual relations’ of humans, many believers still believe that it is acceptable to choose who you will love.
It just shows that despite having haters that try to drag the LGBT+ Community down, there will always be allies that will help them rise again. But the community will not be contented to just tolerance, they are still shouting for acceptance.
May we all get the support we need from our government.
We know Francis Libiran through his magnificent works in the fashion industry. But he made everyone speechless when he suddenly marries his long-time partner, Christian Mark. Francis has been very vocal about his sexuality, and he is not ashamed of it.
Despite the fact that our country is conservative, and is not yet very open about same-sex relationships and marriages, Francis and Christian still proved that love always wins.
Days before the power couple tied the knot, their venue, Boracay, was being poured by heavy rains but when the day has finally arrived, not even a single cloud was in sight. It is as scorching as the love Francis and Christian has for one another.
Photographs and video by the great Jason Magbannua, here are 10 photos that prove Francis and Christan’s wedding is #Goals:
Guess what? It’s not your usual wedding rings! They have come up with this unique design that fits their personality and taste.
The power couple proves that they are, indeed, drool-worthy.
How sweet! Look how they take care of each other.
Francis Libiran, for all we know, is a successful fashion designer. He was able to dress some of the biggest names in the world. Take note, world!
It is reported that Libiran met Christian in Paris way back in 2014.
Groom #1’s family is all in attendance for their little boy’s big day.
The sweet family of Christian is also present in the star-studded wedding.
And we go now to the tear-jerking part of the list…
Our hearts melted when the two exchanged vows, and it hit us straight in the feels! When they cry, everyone cried, too.
The wedding will never complete without the groom and groom’s first kiss as a married couple!
Let us all be happy that the two were able to prove that love knows no gender! Let us spread good vibes and give them both best wishes!
Francis and Christian literally slayed 2017! Aren’t they lovely?
Gays are known as one of the happiest and funniest Filipinos ever existed despite of their difficulties in life, which is why a lot of people tries to befriend them whenever there’s a chance.
But despite their wittiness and golden heart, a lot of people still keep their negative perception towards the LGBT community.
Rj De Jesus is one of the members who had gone through numerous mocks from different people. In his Facebook account, he shared how the words, “Bakla, salot, wala kang mararating,” repeatedly played in his head for a quite some time and had almost destroyed his life.
He experienced what it was to be bullied and refuse coming to school just to get away from those kinds of people. De Jesus tried telling his parents about it, but he knew he would only receive a good scolding from them.
He shared the dark times that he went through such as getting drunk, having failing grades, and even cut his classes back in his high school days.
De Jesus explained that he did those kinds of rebellion as it was the only way he could see that would turn the society’s attention to him. Sure enough, he did get everybody’s attention but in a negative way. The bullying he had gone through before had become stronger when he was mocked, and insulted with ruthless words he never thought they could say.
When he entered college, he asked for God’s forgiveness and guidance to help him turn into a new leaf and change what everyone thinks about him.
Of course, it had been tougher than it was back in high school, but he leaned on to God during the times when he felt like giving up, and finally he just graduated in college as a Cum Laude.
De Jesus said that despite every dilemma that passed by his life, he learned that people should help each other as success without friends is useless. He admitted that he still hasn’t quit with his vices, but he learned what to prioritize and how to manage his time.
The words he said on his post left an inspiration to the Facebook users: “Just always believe in yourself and trust in God’s plan.”
Success is not based on one’s gender, but rather in their determination to reach the top. Being what the society tells a person to be is not a requirement to achieve their goals in life. At the end of the day, it is what you are that matter, it’s what you do that counts.
What a great time to be alive!
The Philippines is known to be a religious country and Filipinos are very reserved and not that liberated. As the time goes by, generation to generation, people became more open to “deviance”.
And this includes LGBT and Same Love. Finding love for gay people has become easier and more tolerable compared before. We should remember that before, being gay is a mental disorder, but it is good to know that people start to become more open-minded. We can now say that love truly embraces all kinds of people, and is now available to everyone, regardless of preferences.
Unfortunately, there’s a difference between tolerating and accepting this kind of love. There’s still this belief that only men and women should be together, one man and one woman.
On February 27, photos of two guys together on a beach went viral and it was concluded that the two might be dating.
The Facebook page, “Bes, Kalma.” posted the pictures of the trending couple.
On the post, we can see a gay guy wearing a blue one-piece suit with a foreign man with pink board shorts. The two is yet to be identified.
The post already has 21,000 reactions, more than 9,000 shares and, 5,500 comments. Netizens have mixed opinions about this.
Many were delighted and expressed their support to the couple,
But some did not believe.
Some even said that the pictures are edited and the gay were just too desperate.
But at the end of the day, still, love knows no boundaries and love knows no gender. A couple or not, these two need to be respected.
Here’s the original post of “Bes, Kalma.” on Facebook.
Lorraine Marie Badoy, doctor and daughter of a former Sandiganbayan Associate Justice, seemingly accused Cong. Manny Pacquiao of being at the height of hypocrisy when she posted a photo the morning of February 23, showing what looks like Pacquiao’s campaign car parked outside the house of his rumored mistress.
Badoy claimed that it is common knowledge in the area that Pacquiao’s mistress lives there, but she would’ve left his private life alone “until he opened his big mouth and made his filthy, noxious, ignorant, unenlightened, hateful views known… But throw it out there in the public arena and you’re on, buster. You’ve invited us to scrutinize your life and hold it up to the light.”
She further explained her views on why she thought Pacquiao was being a hypocrite. “Manny Pacquiao has such impeccably high standards when it comes to marriage,” Badoy said. “Manny worships at the altar of marriage. Thinks marriage vows are inviolate. And yet not even a week after letting loose his obscene, ignorant, hateful pronouncements… here is Manny making a mockery of the very same vows he claims to hold in such high standards.”
Perhaps surprisingly, the post has currently generated more criticism for the poster, Ms. Badoy, rather than for the subject of the post, Pacquiao.
“Ang tawag jan chismosa! (You are a rumormonger)” accused Facebook user Jhem Mesano.
Some even accused Badoy of jumping to conclusions and making up false stories. “Nakita lang ang sasakyan may mistress na kaagad (You just saw a parked vehicle and you already think he has a mistress there),” said Rubic Cagas. “TAMANG HINALA. DAGDAG KWENTO (Suspicions added to stories.)”
But when she was accused of fabricating rumors in exchange for pay, Badoy was quick to defend herself. “…hindi pera ang pakay ko sa pagsulat neto kundi bigyan pansin ang nakaririmarim na lagay ng bansa natin dahil sa pagluklok sa pwesto ng mga hindi qualified –kahit konti!–para maging senador (Money is not the motive behind my writing this, but it is to bring attention to the horrible state our country is in because of our electing unqualified people into office).”
“I think the story goes around the allegation that the woman who lives in that house is Manny Pacquiao’s alleged mistress,” added netizen Butch Baliao. “He doesn’t have to be in the picture nor actually using or driving that particular car or in that house at that very moment (‘mistress’ nga eh so he must be there only during periodic visits). What we can conclude here tho is there is something in the photo that will connect to Manny. So the question: Who is living in that house??”
Baliao further defended Ms. Badoy. “Unanguna, anak ng marangal na si Justice Badoy ang sumulat nito. Isa syang doktora at asawa ng isang opisyal ng AFP. Sa palagay nyo ba basta na lang sya babanat nang walang sapat na basehan at pagsusuri? (First of all, the one who posted this is the daughter of the honorable Justice Badoy. She is a doctor and the wife or an AFP official. Do you think she would just write something like this if it was without basis and without analyzing things first?)
“Pangalawa, porke ba nagbigay si Manny ng karangalan sa bansa Puede na nyang gawin ang gusto Nya? Diba mas mas masahol yung namimintas sya pero gumagawa naman ng kasalanan? Diba mas nakakahiya yun? (Second, just because he brought honor to the country, does that grant Manny the right to do whatever he wants? Isn’t it worse that he criticizes people, but he himself is also doing something sinful? Isn’t that even more embarrassing?)”
Christian Adriano stated that “ako i wont vote him not even qualified please lang this time gamitin natin ang utak natin para naman maging maayos na ang bansa natin mas kailangan natin yung may alam sa batas at economy. hindi mga artista at bulaang propeta. (Me, I won’t vote for him. [He’s] not even qualified. Please, let us think carefully this time to help fix our country. We need people who understand the law and the economy, not actors and false prophets.”
On the other hand, Dan Manaig posted his own theory about the situation. “…reverse psychology guys,” he said, “thats why (if this is so true) he uses a car with his face so that his visit would be a friendly visit because of course why use a car with his face to go to his mistress? Id rather use my car with my face on to visit my mistress so my wife would think otherwise.”
As the controversy surrounding Manny Pacquiao and his perceived anti-gay statements continue, a new ally has apparently joined the Pac-Man’s corner. Journalist Ira V. Panganiban posted an open letter on his Facebook page, defending Manny against the criticisms of the gay community.
“…he was asked his opinion on public television,” Panganiban explained. “It’s not as if Pacquiao was walking around preaching and telling people how to act and what to do. Manny has never been the kind to dictate to people how to be.”
Panganiban also pointed out that when Manny is on the receiving end of criticism, the boxer would act like a gentleman and take it in stride. “When people called him names and accused him bad things, no one heard Pacquiao cry foul. He took it like the man that he was and moved on to be a world champion.”
In contrast, the journalist said, “Now that the gay community gets in the receiving end, they cry like little babies condemning him to high heavens.”
Panganiban even went further and implied that the outraged gay community was acting like the bigots they were decrying Pacquiao to be. “Now, who is the bigot?” he asked in his post. “Who cannot take the opinion of others and forces their belief on him? Take a wild guess.”
Currently receiving over 5,000 reactions and 1,386 shares, Panganiban’s post was applauded by a lot of netizens.
Facebook user Dlanssie Pelobello professed her agreement with Panganiban and believed that Manny’s statements were taken out of context.
“…sya ho ay tinanong (he was asked),” Pelobello explained. “At kung malawak ho ang pagiisip nyo, ang sinabihan ho nya ng ‘MASAHOL PA SA HAYOP’ ay yung sexual act .. ACT ho.. akto.. verb ho yan.. yung ginagawa ho ng mga homosexual.. hndi nya ho niyurakan ang pagkatao o hinusgahan ang pagkatao ng mga LGBT.” (And if you weren’t so narrow-minded, what he was saying as lower than animals was the sexual act. Act, as in the verb. The act performed by homosexuals. He wasn’t insulting nor judging the character of the LGBT community.)
The debate, however, rages on; as other netizens took the opposing side.
“I respectfully disagree, Ira,” Dino Enrique stated. “Manny crossed the line when he discriminated the LGBT… Discrimination, like bullying, is wrong. No gray area here. Let’s accept the fact that there should be zero tolerance against any form of discrimination. Manny cannot be considered an average Juan who can go tactless and won’t be held accountable. He is a member of the congress and is running for higher office. Discretion must be practiced. Yes, he apologized and everybody needs to move on but not to the point of sweeping this under the rug.”
Last December 9, Cong. Leni Robredo visited the Banilad Campus of the University of Cebu (UC) to hold a question-and-answer forum with UC students and several members of the public. She was asked about her opinion on same-sex marriage. UP Cebu Student Council member Isaac Saguit was there to record her answer, he shared it via Facebook in a post dated the same day.
“…Leni Robredo, without fear and without thinking twice, told Cebuanos in UC that everyone should be able to choose who they wish to love,” began Saguit’s post. “She reminded everyone that human rights is [sic] universal and that everyone should enjoy the same rights everyone else is enjoying.”
Saguit further quoted Robredo non-verbatim, “…that while we should respect religious beliefs and the right to religion, we should also respect the fact that the state does not and should not cater only to one religious group.”
But in a predominantly Catholic country, the issue of same-sex marriage is still a very touchy subject.
“Sound’s [sic] right but the idea leaves several breaches for immorality to ground,” FB user Donald Onde replied to the post.
To which Job Solilapsi countered, “There are religions that allow same-sex marriage. So I think if your religion doesn’t allow that, you should just refuse to participate. It’s your right. But if others want to marry who they love, one cannot say it’s immoral as there are thousands of religions in the world.”
But a vast majority of those reached by Saguit’s post showed their respect and admiration for Robredo, such as Ronald Menchaves who commented that it was “Very bold of her.”
“F I N A L L Y,” exclaimed Kate Heceta in all caps. “A candidate actively giving their support to the LGBTQ community. Time to wake up Philippines. Everyone is entitled to love. Marriage is a human right, not a heterosexual privilege.”
Robredo’s favoring same-sex marriage even had netizens changing their minds about their VP picks.
“With the growing population of LGBT in the country, candidates should present a platform to promote equality regardless of gender or at least try to pander. I’m now giving my VP pick a second thought,” said Aldrin Perez.
Cresencio Agbayani, Jr. agreed, “Good to know that she favors same sex marriage. Im [sic] thinking of giving my vote to her for VP.”
But for the original poster, Isaac Saguit, there seems to be no doubt. Robredo has his vote.
“This woman right here, who had been in the service of the marginalized for the most part of her life, this woman who had always put the voiceless first, this woman who shows so much passion in what she is fighting for, this woman who is arduously pushing for the reform agenda for a more equitable Philippines, this woman—Leni Robredo, is definitely my vice president.”