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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Queerspotting: A Safe Space to Break Free

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“Lesbians are short-haired plaid-wearing abused-as-kids atheists who hate men.” 

This kind of accusation has already been so used and abused so much that we don’t even know how to begin deconstructing it. For one, not all lesbians are short-haired. There are those who wear skirts, dresses, and don high heels. Sexuality isn’t a matter of what one’s religion is. In fact, queer women subscribe to different religions, whether or not they choose to believe in one.

Lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual, transgender – there’s a whole spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity for every woman. It’s a matter of respecting how one identifies as, and who prefers whom.

Name calling is just a small part of the different struggles that LGBTQ people have faced in years. While the Philippines has been touted as a “gay-friendly” country, tolerance just isn’t enough.

Let’s break free from such stereotypes, shall we?

Queerspotting: Prison Break

Spectrum MNL, in cooperation with BLCKSHP PH, in partnership with Astig.PH, FEIST Magazine, Outrage Magazine, and Wazzup Pilipinas, and also brought to you by Bliss Lubricants, Evixi Sportswear, Culture of Ink, Shutter Monster Photo Booth, and Morfosis PH, invites you all to Queerspotting: Prison Break.

Themed after the popular TV series Orange is the New Black, Queerspotting: Prison Break aims to encourage women to break free from stereotypes and celebrate women’s sexuality and diversity. 

Happening April 30 (Thursday) at BED Manila, the event features a spoken word performance by Slac Cayamanda, an acoustic set by Rizza Cabrera, and DJ sets by DJs Cherry Bombs, Ashtray Girl, DBT, and Nazu.

Tickets are sold for 350 inclusive of 1 drink and will be in the form of baller bands with the following labels: whether you’re single and ready to mingle (green), taken but willing to mingle (orange), taken and off-limits (red), or you’re going to the party to meet friends (yellow)! To reserve tickets, you may send in your contact details and which color you’ll be getting at 09274344374 or 09175518520.

About Spectrum MNL
Established in 2014, Spectrum MNL is a group of women that aims to provide a safe space where women who love women can come together, build a community, and have fun organizing and redefining LBT parties for women. Visit Spectrum MNL on Facebook here.

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