Out & Proud: Brian

Out & Proud: Brian

Out & Proud: Brian Growing up in Davao City, Philippines, I knew as a small boy that I was different. I did not like playing with robots and I preferred playing ‘bahay-bahayan’ (building a house and cooking) with my siblings and cousins. I also had one ‘typical...
Out & Proud: Ryan

Out & Proud: Ryan

Out & Proud: Ryan I came out when I was 17 years old. Born and raised in London, I was out and proud to everyone. My friends at college and university. Even my brother and sister. Everyone…. … everyone except my Filipino religious Catholic strict...
Out & Proud: Kaye

Out & Proud: Kaye

Kaye, 34, Manila > Amsterdam. “Not all girls and women were assigned female at birth. You can do it. You are unique. You are not alone”. These are the words that Kaye would love to say to her younger self to get through the hard times she would experience. This...
Out & Proud: Eddy

Out & Proud: Eddy

Todays Out & Proud story comes from someone special who I had met in the summer during my travels in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. 18 year old, Eddy. I had travelled to the North to do some independent charity work and met with students, teachers and...
Out & Proud: Makaw

Out & Proud: Makaw

Today as we celebrate the National Coming Out day, we want to celebrate those who gave us strenght, those who inspire us, and those who serve as a beacon of light when we are confused, worried and afraid that no one will accept and love us. On today’s out &...
Out & Proud: Nik

Out & Proud: Nik

Growing up in the Philippines where being “different” stimulates hate and hurtful judgment, “coming out” is a difficult thing to do. And it takes a thousand shower of courage for a person to show his/her/their true self to the world. I was just a little kid when I...

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