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When the politics of desire meets the economics of skin: the history of and phenomenon of a Filipino gay magazine

CollectionsSexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia: International Conference of Asian Queer Studies (2005)
Title: When the politics of desire meets the economics of skin: the history of and phenomenon of a Filipino gay magazine
Author(s): Lim, Michael Kho
AsiaPacificQueer Network
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: The Australian National University
Citation: Lim, M K (2005, July). When the politics of desire meets the economics of skin: the history of and phenomenon of a Filipino gay magazine. Paper presented at Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia: 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies. Bangkok, Thailand: AsiaPacifiQueer Network, Mahidol University; Australian National University
Description: 
Before Valentino became visible in the market, the only magazine that somehow attracted gay readers was Chika-Chika, showbiz-orientated magazine with a gay slant. Hence this became popular among Filipino gay men, specifically what we call the “parlor gays” or gays who worked in beauty parlors, act very effeminately and sometimes even cross-dress.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8695

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