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The Sacred Band of Thebes was an ancient greek army composed entirely of gay men.

As Sebastian Castro told Philippine Star on November 4th, 2013: “It was believed that if you fought next to the person you loved, you would fight much harder to keep them alive. This led the generals to have the lovers fight alongside one another in battle. I can’t think of anything more beautiful — beautiful and sexy… I love the idea of dragging my followers, or any LGBT for that matter, into this world where you are fighting with, fighting for and possibly dying for the one you love. The ultimate message: You belong. Two words gay kids don’t hear enough and don’t feel enough. ”

Here’s THEBAN, Sebastian Castro’s newest music video.

One of the things I really miss when I’m out of the country is going to small events like this. It’s small, yes, yet brimming with so much talent. Biro mo, music by Vince de Jesus (multi-awarded musical director, and creator of the music of Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzical), performed by vocalist par excellence Nar Cabico. Here’s an invite for you — go and I assure you, you will not be disappointed!

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Come to BLACKSOUP CAFE + ARTSPACE on Dec. 5 (Saturday) and enjoy the music of VINCENT De JESUS in “MUSIC TO SLASH YOUR WRISTS BY,” an evening of torch, musical ditties and sentimental tunes. Featured guest vocalist is NAR CABICO. Entrance fee of P150 includes one drink, razor blades and calamansi. Show starts at 8pm.

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Sa himbing ng tulog ko ang panaginip ko’y ikaw
At sa aking paggising ikaw pa rin ang lahat
Ilang taon akong kumapit ng pagkahigpit
Parang malinaw ang lahat kahit nakapikit
At umasa ako na lagi kang kasama
Basta’t ang nais ko’y laging kapiling ka

Ngunit tamis ng pag-ibig ay
Pinatatabang ng panahon
Hindi lahat ng kwento’y masayang nagwawakas
At bago ko namalayan, hindi mo na ko kailangan
At ako’y muli ngayong nag-iisa.

from the song “Ako Lang Ang Nagmahal” by Vince de Jesus. As performed by Manilyn Reynes:
Ako Lang Siguro Ang Nagmahal – Manilyn Reynes

TJ Trinidad and Mylene Dizon The Fabcasters are back, and this time, with the Chris Martinez, director/writer/producer of “100” — the indie movie starring Mylene Dizon, Tessie Tomas, and Eugene Domingo. Chris is also the screenplay writer of Bridal Shower, Bikini Open, Sukob, and Caregiver. He was also the playwright of the fabulous musical play “Zsazsa Zaturnnah.”

The movie, Cinemalaya 2008’s most-awarded entry and rated “A” by the Cinema Evaluation Board, talks about the unfabulous topic of death, and an OC woman’s (Mylene Dizon) 100 raging things to do before kicking the bucket. The fabcast mostly talks about Chris’s experience in making movies (both writing and directing), in the indie scene and mainstream.

So I thought you guys would like a feature on an icon of success for us PLUs — here you go then, listen and learn, mga ‘teh!

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[This is a contribution from MGG reader named Red. Posting it here, verbatim.]

I’d like to share my own experience, though too long for the viewers’ eyes. This is something unbelievable and could make for a good script for a movie that it could even rival the story of the Brokeback Mountain. Just to find release, I’d like to see it posted in no less than Migs’ site, so that others may be enlightened or inspired, or of whatever purpose it could serve to the readers. More importantly, my story opposes that of the twink-hungry and abusive PLU (gay) teachers’ usual portrayal by the media. Let me do it by way of using Southborder’s famous songs and the songs I’d love to listen to.

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The Bakla Review once again wows Migs the Manila Gay Guy with his Ten Best Macho Dancer Movies Ever. Here’s a snippet, and don’t miss reading the entire post by clicking on the link provided below.

If the Western has the Wild West with its cowboys, the Macho Dancer Movie nestles within the dark walls of the Gay Bar with its cast of gyrating, undressing male performers. Macho dancers are not to be confused with the callboy/common prostitute or the torero/live sex performer, although they can be those too. The Macho Dancer’s weapon is his particular brand of striptease. And just as the Western is American and the Samurai film Japanese, the Macho Dancer Movie is quintessentially Filipino. Is there any country other than the Philippines that can fill a top ten list of macho dancer movies with a few extra to spare? In these films, the plight of a people are played out via intermittent seductive numbers, like a musical, but hotter, where the thongs usually come off. Herewith, the zarzuelas of our time.

Read the entire post by clicking here.

Introducing another Fil-Am among our featured men here at ManilaGayGuy.com, a Viva recording artist, R&B singer Dannie Farmer, a.k.a. DannieBoi. Below is an article on Sun Star Manila that featured DannieBoi recently.

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Dannieboi, a new recording artist of Viva Records, says he is excited to introduce to Filipinos his own brand of music he has compiled in one album dubbed “Soundtrip”.

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When it comes to intelligent movie reviews with a gay slant, I leave it to The Bakla Review (TBR). He gives the movie an A-minus rating, which for me says I got to watch the movie. (And I thought I won’t ever watch a Cris Pablo movie again after surviving that harrowing “SEB: Cybergame of Love” movie he premiered at Cinemalaya.) Here’s what TBR has to say about Cris Pablo’s Quicktrip (formerly entitled “Quickie”):

The scenes are breezy, observant, and direct, some of the best in Pablo’s ouvre, or in any of the gay movies this year, with brisk editing and the wistfulness of Isha’s minimalist music. There’s not much actual sex or nudity, but the director’s original cut (one you can’t see in commercial theaters) includes an onscreen cumsh*t by Andro Morgan. Seemingly simple, with a soulful core, Quicktrip has magic.

Other reviews:
A different perspective from ClickTheCity.com
Quick Quack by Charlie Koon

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PREMIERE SCREENING
Date: Tuesday , September 9. 2008
Venue: UP Film Institute
Time: 7 PM
FREE ADMISSION

“Room 213” follows the tenuous relationship between an architect and his photographer wife. Having lost any emotional connection with each other over 10 years of marriage, they start to take extreme measures in the hopes to rekindle their passion.

Story and Direction: Keith Sicat
Cinematography: Lyle Nemenzo Sacris
Production Design: Sari Lluch Dalena
Editor: Keith Sicat
Music: Teresa Barrozo

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Here’s the list of Cosmopolitan Philippines’ 69 Bachelor Hunks for 2008, as featured in their September 2008 issue:

Kurt Agbay, 21, student
Mark Alejandro, 20, actor/model
Victor ‘Vic’ Aliwalas, 24, actor/model
Raph Almeda, 20, student/model
Bryan Anastacio, 18, student
Edj Baker, 22, entrepreneurship student
Beau Ballinger, 24, director/writer/producer
Max Berces, 20

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