The power of ‘Nanette’ by Hannah Gadsby

Everyone was posting about how powerful Nanette, a comedy special on Netflix by Hannah Gadsby. was and how they were all reeling through its power and emotional content. One of my weaknesses, I think, is that I'm a little wary and cautious about hype. I tend to stay away from it. I think deep down, it's…Read more The power of ‘Nanette’ by Hannah Gadsby

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Pride Month: Reasons to be Proud

It's Pride Month and I've been so busy with my shit that I haven't really gotten a chance to post anything about Pride or make some sort of gesture, even online, about being proud. I'm super excited about Pride March, though, which is going to be on at the end of the month, still in…Read more Pride Month: Reasons to be Proud

Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Team mag)

I wrote a second article on Nyoy Volante's performance of Lola in Kinky Boots. I echoed a lot of the sentiments in my previous article but this time, I focused on the LGBTQ concepts and issues in this review. I felt that Interaksyon would talk more about the whole theatrical experience of the show. For the…Read more Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Team mag)

I’ve got PRIDE

Last Saturday, I attended my first ever Pride march. I've been out to my family in my teens and I've stopped dodging the questions about my sexual preference as far back as my early twenties. I've relatively lived a life outside of the closet most of my life. And even if I was out and…Read more I’ve got PRIDE

Celebrating IDAHOT with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy of Netherlands

I was invited to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands last Wednesday as an HIV advocate and stakeholder of the LGBT community, and also as a representative of Team magazine, for the LGBT Chamber of Commerce's IDAHOT event. IDAHOT stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. I was running back-and-forth that whole…Read more Celebrating IDAHOT with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy of Netherlands

The Radiant Glow of “Moonlight’s” Oscar (Team magazine)

On Monday, I woke up early to catch the Academy Awards. The Oscars are my Miss Universe. I grew up watching films before I even learned how to read. But let me say it first: the Oscars are not the end-all, be-all of artistic excellence in movies. There will always be a film or an…Read more The Radiant Glow of “Moonlight’s” Oscar (Team magazine)

Hang-Over: the Hanging Out finale party

Tomorrow, we air the season finale of our passion project, the web series Hanging Out, but last night we had a season ender party at Commune. The bands MOONWLK and actor/singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo performed sets, including the songs they so graciously let us use for the show. They aired all the episodes, from…Read more Hang-Over: the Hanging Out finale party