It’s three in the morning and I can’t sleep. I haven’t been writing, and I can’t really share anything ~current~ for now. But this postcard will do. I thought I’d write you one.
I was in Australia when people were asked to vote for marriage equality. It wasn’t even a vote to make it law but the energy throughout the city can be felt. I knew immediately they would say yes. Or at least 57.8% of them.
I would see the rainbow flag anywhere – in posters, in lights, in the fricking city hall. In murals, especially. I love how the city bloomed with art in this occasion – like there’s no other way to do it.
And in December, it was made law. Gay people can marry in Australia. And it was beautiful. So, so beautiful.
Traveling can indeed open your eyes but also leave oneself with frustration; and ask – why do I stay where I do?
Can’t wait to travel again.
But what I am talking about is the theatrical play from London! COCK is a hit in London before it came to Broadway and finally here in Manila! It’s a story of a gay guy falling in love with a woman. Simple plot with four characters – with a lot of conflict.
How many of these occur really? How fluid is a person’s gender? And to what extent will you tolerate if your lover both has a man and a woman in his life? Is it just about sex? Are humans all about carnal desires? Or we’re just flexible like that?
Add this to my wishlist, I want to see this!
March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 — Friday at 9 PM
March 8, 15, 29 and April 5 — Saturday at 8 PM
April 5, Saturday at 4 PM
March 9, 16, 23 and April 6 — Sunday at 4 PM
and a special closing gala on April 6, Sunday, 8 PMTickets
Premium (Reserved Seating) Php 1,563
Patron (Free Seating) Php 1,042
Available online at TicketWorld or call 891-9999.
For more information, email [email protected] or go to https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater
COCK is supported by Fila, Whitespace, Gung Ho Films Manila, Bose, National Book Store,
Powerbooks, When In Manila, and Radio Republic. BusinessWorld, and HerWord.com.
Food and drinks concession provided by Speakeasy.
There are a lot of hate in the world and I hope that Christians — who preach Christ’s good will, will not ruin all the beautiful things about Him. I am a believer, but as Gandhi said, I don’t like some of His followers.
Now the video above is a good example how to be a bad preacher. And here’s what you get when you spread hate — people show you love, and you end up with no one listening to you.
So NOH8 guys!
“She was spreading so much hate. And we wanted to show her love, show her that we disagree, show her that we weren’t going to argue with her. We wanted to say, ‘There are gay people here, and we are not okay with what you’re saying.'”