It was another first in the struggle to have their rightful place in society.
The recently-concluded "Queer Manila" art exhibit at the Manila Contemporary on Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati was a crash course on LGBTs, short for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender.
Eva McGovern, curator of the exhibit said, "It was the first time (in Manila) that an LGBT-themed exhibit has been held. It’s a breath of fresh air; to see what is really happening in the community in a different way."
"Queer Manila" was a collection of artworks of different artists, who believe that the social behavior of an individual or a social group continues to change over time. "Identity, sexuality and gender have always been in processes of flux, subjected to numerous influences and social behaviors that change over time, creating different sites for cultures, politics, psychologies, spiritualities, and biologies to define who we are," the introduction to the exhibit stated.
The exhibit followed a single theme: LGBT awareness.
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