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Milestones for Jenny and Missy

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JAMORA. From acting to producing.

Acting in New Voice’s 2003 production of playwright Diana Son’s compelling, lesbian-themed drama, “Stop Kiss” (directed by Monique Wilson)—about two heretofore “straight” women and the unexpected kiss that leads to a brutal hate crime—was doubly memorable for us.

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Tying the knot

LANA and  Intalan in New York last year. photo by RUBEN NEPALES

Filmmaker Jun Robles Lana and TV5 exec Perci Intalan recently marked their 10th anniversary as a couple by exchanging platinum rings.

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Let the battles begin!

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LET US HEAR Charice sing about her story. ALANAH TORRALBA

My stomach hurts. Just to let you all know, five more “blind auditions” for “The Voice of the Philippines” are to be aired. Our teams—mine and those of my comentors Bamboo, Sarah Geronimo and apl.de.ap—are almost fully formed now; just a few slots are left.

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Carla would definitely leave a gay boyfriend

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RONNIE Quizon remembers Pidol. Inquirer photo

Having been to hell and back in the name of love, I often say that the more I learn about men, the more I love gays!

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‘Learning’ moments for actors in Liberace bio

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A FILM image released by HBO shows Michael Douglas (left) as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in a scene from “Behind the Candelabra”  AP

When we first heard that macho star Michael Douglas had agreed to play gay pianist Liberace in an HBO film bio, we were thrilled at the prospect, because it would clearly be such a huge “stretch” and challenge for the actor.

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Kuh to Charice: Pray!

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Kuh Ledesma on Charice Pempengco’s coming out: “I don’t know if that was the right thing for her to do. I don’t know if this is already acceptable, globally, in the field of music. Before you make a big step in your life—saying something like that or something like, ‘I don’t want to sing anymore’—you first have to think hard and pray for guidance. The Bible says that before making a major decision, it is best to listen to a lot of wise counsel, seek wisdom.”

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‘Butch type’

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DONATING school supplies to her alma mater,  Gulod Elementary School in Cabuyao.

Whenever she comes across old photos of herself—all cutesy and made-up, her hair in pigtails; or looking sassy in short skirts and high heels—Charice can’t help laughing.

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Charice takes a huge step, with huge risks

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CHEERS! Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino in “Here Lies Love”

The news outlets in print, on television and online are abuzz with singer Charice’s most recent public announcement that she is a lesbian. I laud her for her courage in taking that step, and congratulate her for being true to herself, making no apologies for the person she truly is. Indeed, that is a huge step to take with huge risks attached, as she cannot control how other people will react to this latest development.

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Gov’t body censures Vice Ganda over ‘tasteless’ rape jokes

Vice Ganda

The Philippine government’s policy-making body on women and gender equality on Thursday expressed “grave concern” over Vice Ganda’s “tasteless and revolting rape jokes.”

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Vice Ganda: No to sex change, same-sex marriage

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HERE COMES VICE “Not even Nostradamus predicted na parating na ang baklang ’to!”

He was a full-fledged stand-up comic not so long ago, performing in small comedy bars around the metro. Now, Jose Marie Viceral, better known as Vice Ganda, is one of ABS-CBN’s prized stars. He hosts top-rating television shows, one of them with his alias in the title; stars in blockbuster fun movies; endorses high-profile products and holds sold-out concerts.

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Time to see gay people in a different light

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On my last trip to the then freezing tundra that is New York City, I met up for dinner with a few old college buddies from Ateneo. We always have a laugh and a half recounting the days when we were much younger (and thinner), remembering old friends and former teachers, and seeing how drastically [...]

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MTRCB to ‘Wowowillie’: Provide gender-sensitivity, decorum measures

WILLIE Revillame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Wednesday ordered TV5’s noontime show “Wowowillie” to provide “gender-sensitivity and decorum measures” that would promote “more positive images of women and men.”

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