Thursday, July 11, 2013

Community Who's-Whos Rally to Build LoveYourself Anglo

Since we heralded the invitation to support LoveYourself Anglo, a number of LGBT personalities and groups have heeded the call to raise the needed USD35,000 to build this new community center at the heart of the Metro.


FINC (Filipinos and Friends in Chicago) is a group composed of overseas Filipino workers, US residents and supporters. They have been active in their local LGBT community, and recently won Best Overall Float during the 2013 Chicago Pride March.

FINC, together with AFC (Asians and Friends Chicago), is organizing a special benefit show entitled "Love Foward >>> FINC & AFC share the love for LoveYourself Anglo" on July 25 at @mosphere Bar in Andersonville, Chicago to raise funds for the soon-to-rise community center. Guests will be enjoying a night of love and sharing from talented performers from the community. For inquiries, please contact: Chip Payos (773)-983-9880, RJ Basa (630)-400-3396, or Angel Abcede (773) 459-6775.
FINC's winning float dubbed "Fiesta" at the 2013 Chicago Pride March

Erimar Ortigas

Our 2013 Mr Gay World Philippines representative, Erimar Ortigas happens to be one of the newest members of LoveYourself. He is also an active supporter of other gay causes, like the Home for the Golden Gays. He said his involvement has been steadily growing as he becomes a more prominent figure that represents the LGBT community.

Erimar has chosen the org as his beneficiary charity should he be awarded the People's Choice Award of Mr. Gay World 2013 which has a cash prize of USD500. We encourage everyone to support Erimar in his campaign to win the special award by voting for him everyday until August 3, 2013.

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Sebastian Castro

The local YouTube sensation, Sebastian Castro, who rose to online stardom with his original music video, Bubble, has been a LoveYourself supporter since our collaboration with him for the HIV 101 video, "Fly LoveYourself -- How to Have Sex and Avoid HIV."

Mr. Bubble himself, a trained visual artist, has recently launched an auction for his art collection featuring his paintings and custom-designed shoes on Facebook with LoveYourself as a beneficiary. Part of the auction proceeds will be donated for LoveYourself Anglo. Check out Sebastian's collection on his Facebook page.

La Chiquitta

Asia's first recording drag diva refuses to fall behind in helping the advocacy. Despite being based in Hongkong, she is no stranger to LoveYourself. She was our special guest performer in last year's anniversary celebration, Circle of Love, when LoveYourself turned one.

La Chiquitta is organizing a birthday fund-raiser event in September also for LoveYourself Anglo. Details to follow soon.

Thank you for the resounding support we are seeing for LoveYourself Anglo. Given that, we still need more support especially in terms of actual cash donations for the project, as construction is set to commence soon.

Kindly continue to spread the word, and with whatever you can, we'd appreciate incoming donations both in cash and kind. Come make a pledge today.