Thursday, August 08, 2013

From Chicago with Love Forward: The Benefit Show for Love Yourself Anglo

It was a night of sheer fun as two gay Asian groups united to successfully stage “Love Forward,” a benefit event in Chicago aimed at raising funds for the construction of the new LoveYourself Anglo in Mandaluyong.

Last July 25 at @mosphere Bar, Filipinos and Friends in Chicago (FINC) and Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC) hosted a Thursday cabaret evening chock-full of performances from homegrown talents like Madame X, "Mahal" playwright Danny Bernardo, musical-theater actor Chip Payos & opera sensation Rodell Rosel.

Other local artists who graced the stage with mind-blowing performances include Angel Abcede, Aria's Divina Aleonar, Randy Ballesteros, Christine Bunuan, Jovie Calma, Bagwis, George Infantado, and Karrel Bernardo.

The benefit show garnered over $2,700 in cash donations, and more than $500 worth of pledges.

LoveYourself would like to thank everyone who made this event possible.  Thank you for believing in our mission to provide free and accessible HIV screening. We commit to building a community that fosters love and acceptance for every individual, especially those from the LGBT sector.

Photos by @moshere Bar.