I started this interview with an apology. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about the LGBT community. All the more reason to talk to somebody to learn from. What are the issues plaguing the community? What might it be like to be in their shoes?
I first met Van Go in an Anthill shoot (thanks again Anthill!). Before the shoot started, they encouraged everyone to make introductions. As an introduction, Van said that he founded the Cebu Transman Equality and Awareness Movement. When he said that, I had no idea what it meant. The words just flew over me since I didn’t know what Transmen meant. So I thought it would be a great idea to invite Van Go over to have a conversation.
In this episode, we talked about what it is like to be growing up Trans in Cebu, he explains the meaning of SOGIE, the most common questions he gets about testosterone, legal issues that faces the LGBT community, and much more.
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Where can you find Van?
This episode is sponsored by Qube Gallery. A progressive art space in Cebu, Philippines. Providing network and exhibit opportunities for contemporary artists with whom they work closely with and promote beyond the local reach. For more than five years, the gallery has mounted shows of engaging artworks and have also represented the Visayas region in various international fairs.
Coming up in Qube is Mundane Rituals by KDLT. His works have been archival in nature, believing that in order to elevate people’s consciousness, mundane things and happenings around should be given high regard. His works delved much on his son, Elias, as his subject, by which he likened himself and retrospectively find parallelism and similarities in his growing up years. To date, Mundane Rituals pushes further the story of his son and that of his to own to what resembles and celebrates the familiarity of the common and ordinary experiences others have imbibed and practiced. It is the universality of those mundane activities that bind and connects him as one with the people, with every breathing and moving individual.
Save the date for the opening reception of Kdlt’s ‘Mundane Rituals’ on August 23, 6:00 PM, at Qube Gallery.
Aside from its physical space in Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City, you can check out their online collection on www.artsy.net/qube-gallery.
This episode is sponsored by Handuraw Pizza. Long before they became a sponsor, Handuraw Pizza has been mentioned in many of our conversations with musicians. They have always been a great venue for local music.
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Music is Piano March by Audionautix
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