Hardcore kids in the Philippines raise funds for Golden Gays Manila

Philippines recently held an edition of Sadfest, a series of hardcore shows initiated by Tan Flojo (drummer of melodic hardcore band Stillife), whose objective was to raise funds for Golden Gays Manila – an elderly collective of gay Filipinos who perform in drag.

“The Home for the Golden Gays is a non-profit organization. It was established in the mid 1970’s by LGBT rights activist and columnist Justo Justo. He founded a care facility in Pasay for the elderly and homeless gays.” https://www.facebook.com/pg/goldengaysmanila

Recently, due to the passing of the founder of the Golden Gays, the elderly members of this group have recently been evicted from their retirement home that was started by Justo. Without a facility like this many of them end up living on the streets. Vice.com recently ran an excellent piece on them: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xyexy7/the-elderly-gay-filipinos-who-perform-in-drag-to-survive?utm_campaign=sharebutton

By the end of the night, Tan says a good amount was raised and then handed over to the group. The STELLAR lineup for this edition included: Irrevocable, Ploverstream, Eyecandy, Stillife, Brickcity, Modern Day Collapse, Equation Crisis, TNG, Through Life’s Consequence, Palepaths

To learn more about the group and supporting them, click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/goldengaysmanila/

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