Queer Talk: A Celebration of the LGBTQ+ CommunityVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In celebration of Pride Month, join us for "Queer Talk: A Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community" while we discuss how the Philippine LGBTQ+ community has and continues to influence popular culture and language in the Philippines which can especially be observed in recent years alongside the rise of social media—from the widespread use of LGBTQ+ vocabulary in both media and day-to-day conversations to the rise in popularity of LGBTQ+ influencers.
Such contributions to language and culture tend to be overlooked, yet deserve more appreciation. The best way to keep language and culture alive is to engage them, so the LGBTQ+ community’s influence thereof is celebrated in Queer Talk: A Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community. Join us as we explore questions on the role that the community fills in the Philippines, the evolution of the Filipino language alongside beki language, and discussions on tolerance vs. acceptance of the LGBTQ+ in Filipino culture.
The program will be held on June 30, 2023 (Friday) at 4:00 - 5:00 PM PHT, through StreamYard (online) and broadcasted to the official Facebook and YouTube channels of Asia Society Philippines.
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Dr. Joey Andrew Lucido Santos
A trained sociocultural linguist, Dr. Joey Andrew Lucido Santos is an openly gay Filipino researcher who interrogates issues concerning language, semiotics, and space/place making and their intersection with lived experiences such as gender and sexuality. He writes in the areas of semiotic landscape, language and gender/sexuality, and lavender (LGBTQIA+) linguistics. Currently, he is an assistant professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
Pura Luka Vega
Pura Luka Vega is an "alternative" drag artist that explores different queer narratives through performance since 2017. Initially an entity to escape reality, PLV uses drag as an interactive mixed medium of psychotherapy embodying different facets of being human, participating in artistic social experiments, challenging gender norms and expectations along the way. A fierce advocate of human rights and an opinionated b*tch, Luka is a mind-blowing metaphysical transcendent experience. 🙃
EJ Jallorina is a multidisciplinary artist who grew up in the media industry. She started as an actor in the iconic kid's comedy show of ABS-CBN, Goin' Bulilit and continued on to star in some of the most watched shows of the network such as Mga Anghel na Walang Langit to the Mara Clara revival in 2010. Currently, she focuses on working on films such as the groundbreaking film, Mamu and A Mother too. And now, she topbills the film, Where is the Lie?, currently circulating around international film festivals. She continues on supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through participating in events that focuses on alleviating the community's issues and promoting the developments through different forms of media.