Friday, March 21, 2014

Discreet Guys Meet

For people who are yet unsure about their sexual preference, those fearing that they might be gay, or those perhaps who have actually embraced their sexuality but don't identify with the gay stereotype, it means a lot to be able to connect to someone, especially a kindred soul. Here’s an opportunity for you —

We are organizing a group of discreet guys for a meet-up and discussion sometime this Summer. If you are interested, and would like to be invited, please fill out this form.

If you have questions, feel free to email

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TLY Summer Camp 2014: Hunger Games Edition in Olongapo

The Love Yourself Project's annual
TLY Summer Camp 2014
Hunger Games Edition

May 1-4, 2014

Reserve Now:
LIMITED slots available!

First Reserved. First Paid. First Served Policy.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Step Forward. Step Up. Volunteer Today!

Join Love Yourself - Batch Ascend

What do you do on your free time? Any hobby? Do you like to party? Travel maybe? Make friends? Enjoy life? 

This is our upward challenge -- VOLUNTEER, and still do everything else you enjoy doing. 

If you're like us, you've probably been thinking of volunteering for some time now. You aren't alone. Many of us were drawn into this advocacy because we knew we needed to help in some way, we knew we could do something different, to contribute something relevant and significant for the community. And when we became part of LoveYourself, when we dared to step forward with action -- that allowed us to do amazing things.

LoveYourself is a growing community of passionate, committed volunteers who are taking on the issues that matter to people like us: self-worth, being MSM, and the escalating situation of HIV in the community. Our volunteers have one thing in common: they are all buoyed up by their love to reach out and help.

At LoveYourself, you are welcome to create positive change however you can. Whether it's through being an HIV counselor and helping people through the experience of getting tested, or in another way, there's opportunity for all of us to unite our diverse talents behind our common mission of embracing and nurturing our self-worth, inspiring others to do the same, and creating ripples of positive change in the community.

Do you think you could step forward and step up? Are you committed to helping our community, while enjoying its fun camaraderie, and warmth?

LoveYourself has always been a 100% volunteer-led organization. We are what we are today because of the passion that inspired our volunteers. And while we've grown in numbers, we've still kept that fire -- that spirit that makes us who we are -- alive. Today, we're looking for talented volunteers who have that fire in them: who are passionate about our purpose and can commit time, pour energy and invest love into our advocacy.

Want to be a part of LoveYourself? Sign up to volunteer on our website: and block the 5th of April, 2014 (Saturday) for the LoveYourself Ascend Batch Orientation. We'll be in touch with sign-ups about the details.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Free HIV Testing in Metro Manila

Free HIV testing is offered at the Love Yourself Hub (a.k.a. RITM Satellite Clinic). Interested in getting tested? Come! We have friendly and well-trained HIV counselors who are committed to help you conveniently go through the entire testing process. Test results are released within the same day.

What preparations are needed before the testing?

Just bring yourself to the clinic for testing. Blood extraction will be performed, but unlike the usual blood tests, fasting is not required.

How long does it take to get the results?

Once the blood sample has been extracted from you, it will take 2-3 hours before you can get your results. The counselor will call your attention once the results are available, and then the post-test counseling shall take place.

What are the symptoms of HIV infection?

HIV infection can be asymptomatic. This means that you may feel perfectly healthy even if you have already been infected. The only way to know with absolute assurance that you have contracted the virus is to undergo HIV testing.

Visit us at Love Yourself Hub for Free HIV Testing

The Love Yourself Hub shares the same space with RITM Satellite Clinic in Malate. Open all days of the week except Tuesdays & Wednesdays. HIV test is free-of-charge. Staff are warm, friendly, and non-discriminatory.

It is located at #1850 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila.

Landline phone: 353-8922

Clinic hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday


Tuesday & Wednesday

*CUT OFF -- time when the last client can be tested so the results can be released on the same day.

Map: (Google Map here)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

LoveYourself Invites you to Wear Love photoshoot on March 16

Don’t miss the LoveYourself classic open photoshoot when it returns one March 16, 2014

Sign up now to get your first-ever professional LoveYourself photo wearing the advocacy’s iconic shirt. (Or update your old LoveYouself photo if you’re sporting a handsome new haircut or want to show off that recently gym-toned body!) 

For a donation of P1,000 you’ll get:

  • 1 LoveYourself T-shirt;
  • Grooming services to make you look your best; and
  • 1 layout of your post-processed digital photo, all ready to share on your Facebook feed and online albums
All photographs will be shot by noted magazine and commercial photographer Ian Felix Alquiros

Be part of a celebrated tradition

In just two years, the LoveYourself open photoshoot has grown into a celebrated and empowering tradition.

We’ve taken hundreds of photos of A-list celebrities, actors, directors, fashion designers, entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, activists, students, men, women, and everything else in between.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, and whomever you choose to love – all that fades away when you step into a LoveYourself shoot. Then a few minutes later you'll walk away with one memorable photo brimming with self-confidence and positivity. A photo you’ll likely treasure forever.

Register now for the LoveYourself photoshoot 

Sample photos from 38 Degrees

"But will I look good?" you ask.

Here's a sampling of high-quality photos from our previous LoveYourself open photoshoot with the six talented dancers of 38 Degrees, and we'd like to think they came out fantastic.

All for a fabulous cause

Photoshoot proceeds will go to support LoveYourself’s projects, including HIV testing, education and counseling. Donations will also help finish the construction of LoveYourself Anglo, the advocacy’s new community center along Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas that will function as its primary hub in the center of Metro Manila.

So you won't only look great after the photoshoot, but also feel great.

For more information

For more information on, please visit the LoveYourself open photoshoot Sign up page. Then reserve a slot by choosing your preferred time and shirt size.