We are Kapwa People.
The Malaya Project - In collaboration with Barangay Los Angeles, a Filipino LGBTQ community organization, photographer Deney Tuazon and filmmaker Gregory Pacificar, come together to create The Malaya (Free) Project. A photography project highlighting the lives of various proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Filipino/as.
“These are the images I needed growing up, and the images that Pacificar and Tuazon needed, too. The Malaya Project takes our search for community, especially as LGBTQA people of color, and presents it to us: The role models we have and maybe wish we had.”
- Whitney, writing about The Malaya Project for Autostraddle
Photo essay with Nico De Castro
He started singing in a boy band in the Philippines,
now he begins a new chapter in his life as an advocate.
Nico welcomes us into his life for a brief moment.
Here is what he wanted to share.