Madaling okrayin ang di natin knows. Kaya nga nagkukuwento ang mga miyembro ng LGBTQ+ community, diva? Sa ikalimang episode ng PAN, “Paglihis/Pagbaklas,” pag-uusapan natin kung bakit mahalaga ang queer literature at ang patuloy na pagsulat ng mga naratibong ito. Ito ay gaganapin sa 3 Hulyo 2021, Sabado, 3n.h.

Trew naman na dumarami na ang mga kwento’t pelikula na tampok ang queer characters. Bilang dagdag dito, mahalaga ring suriin natin kung nagkakaroon din ba ng sapat at wastong representasyon ang lahat ng miyembro ng LGBTQ+ community. Sa pagsikat ng Boys Love (BL), sumasabay din ba ang pagyabong ng mga kuwentong lesbiyana? Nariyan din ang kuwento ng mga silahis, ng trans, ng asexual, at ng mga indibidwal na hindi nagpapatali sa kulong na depinisyon ng lalake at babae.

Magandang suriin kung lahat ba ay nabibigyan ng pagkakataong magkuwento at magpakuwento ng sari-saring danas ng LGBTQ+, mga naratibong nakakabit sa kahirapan o ginhawa, sa karapatan at kabuhayan.

Sa ating diskusyon, kasama natin sila Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, Moira Lang, at Phi Palmos bilang panauhin, at si Chuckberry J. Pascual bilang tagapagpadaloy.

Sama-sama nating baybayin ang bahaghari sa Pride month episode ng PAN!

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TUNGKOL SA MGA PANAUHIN

Si Chuckberry J. Pascual ay nagtapos sa UP Diliman. Awtor siya ng Kumpisal: mga kuwento (USTPH), Pagpasok sa Eksena (UP), Ang Nawawala (Visprint) at Ang Tagalabas sa Panitikan (2018). Nagtuturo siya sa UST at nagsisilbing Resident Fellow ng UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Research Fellow ng UST Research Center for Culture, Arts and Humanities.

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Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz is Associate Professor of literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines Mindanao. She holds a PhD from RMIT University, Australia. Her first book, “Women Loving. Stories and a Play” (2010) from De La Salle University and Anvil Publishing, is the first single-author collection of lesbian-themed works published in the Philippines. In 2015, her stories were published as an eBook entitled “Women on Fire.” Her memoir about starting her life over in Davao City, _Abi Nako, Or So I Thought_ was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2020. 

She edited _Tingle Anthology of Pinay Lesbian Writing_ published this year by Anvil Publishing, Inc. 

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Moira Lang is a screenwriter-producer.

Her films include the groundbreaking indie classics Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington!, Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan, and Patay na si Hesus.

She lives in Baguio.

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Phi Palmos‘ experience spans from being a theatre artist, writer, singer and advocate. From performing in Love Gala: Asia’s Premiere Charity and Awards Gala performing alongside Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, to co-writing CinemaOne Originals 2012 hit-comedy Slumber Party, to appearing in a string of hit TV series and award-winning films.

A graduate of Mass Communication from Universidad De Manila, he was part of the award-winning musical, Ang Huling El Bimbo, where he played the lead role of Young Anthony, to critical acclaim, in both its 2019 run, as well as its livestream viewing, where it garnered over 7 million views in 48 hours. He was nominated as Best Supporting Actor in the Film Academy of Movie, Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) for his work in the movie Akin Ang Korona and then recently won Best Supporting Performance Award in the inaugural Pinoy Rebyu Awards given by The Society of Filipino Film Reviewers for his outstanding work in the movie Kintsugi. 

As an advocate, Phi has travelled US, Asia and Europe to talk and engage on LGBT issues, youth involvement, and HIV and AIDs awareness.