Wednesday, December 04, 2019

A Night of Glamour and Advocacy at Cove Manila

By LoveYourself Communications

LoveYourself has been a strong ally of the LGBTQ+ community. From providing safe spaces for queer folk to get tested, to providing the country’s first community-led transgender health services. 

The organization is proud to have been supported by GLAMM 2 at Cove Manila in Okada Manila - the biggest indoor beach club and nightclub in Southeast Asia. Gays, Lesbians, And Many More or simply GLAMM is the grandest LGBTQ+ party of its kind in Cove Manila! This Saturday night party last October 19 showcased loads of guest performers, and party-goers who made fun all night, bearing the spirit of advocacy, pride and unity.

Several drag queens conquered the stage that night including, Lady Gagita, MC Black, Gigi, Dee Dee Holliday, Queen Viñas and Bench Hipolito as the event was hosted by Peabo Orilla. DJs Everyday People, Jeb Tizon, Mike Lavet and Paulo Castro threw bouncing music, ledge dancers made the dance floor even hotter, and Okada Manila Entertainment Group made jaws drop while showcasing their superb talent. 

The night wouldn’t have been completely glamorous without Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados gracing the venue with their royalty and advocacies!

GLAMM II event was yet another celebration of unity, strength and of freedom, not only for LGBTQ+ members, but also for every individual who aims to acknowledge and honor his individuality. This spectacular party for a cause was supported by San Miguel Light, Inquirer.Net, Inquirer Pop and LoveYourself, Inc. - where a percentage of sales were donated to its operations and campaigns.

As LoveYourself furthers its reach to all gender identities, expressions, and sexualities, Cove Manila looks forward to making itself an LGBTQ+ safe haven again to host more GLAMM celebrations in 2020.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Celebrities 'Color Run' for HIV on Dec.1

By LoveYourself Communications

Celebrities and LoveYourself, Inc. support the Parañaque City government and the Department of Health for a color run on December 1 held at the ASEANA City for the commemoration of the World AIDS Day (WAD).

Anchoring on the theme of WAD 2019 - “Communities Make the Difference,” the Spectrum: Color Run for HIV will be graced by Miss Universe 2015 and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, HIV celebrity advocates Dionne Monsanto, Kitkat, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez, and Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa. Despite her nearing international pageant, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados also showed her passion to rally for the cause.

Celebrities turned public servants, Jomari Yllana, Vandolph Quizon and Roselle Nava, together with their fellow Parañaque City officials, fully support the HIV cause, especially that the National Capital Region has a continuous rise of HIV infection.

Based on the DOH’s report, there is a total of 1,111 newly confirmed cases of HIV cases in July alone. 51% of the cases were aged 25-34 years old, followed by 31% of ages between 15-24.

The Spectrum: Color Run for HIV encourages communities to make a difference on World AIDS Day by joining through 1 kilometer walk for only PhP450.00 or 5 kilometer run for only PhP550.00. The race kit includes a singlet, a race bib, a finisher’s medal, and a loot bag full of freebies.

Proceeds of the color run will help fund the medical expenses of people living with HIV in Parañaque City.

For online registration, interested individuals can go to On-site registration is available at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Toby’s Sports in Bonifacio Global City, Toby’s Arena in SM the Block, Toby’s Arena in SM Mall of Asia, Toby’s Arena in Glorietta 2, and Parañaque Social Hygiene Clinic. 

Communities coming together for this color run event for the HIV advocacy are UNAIDS, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Save the Children, the Red Whistle, Project Red Ribbon, ADS Healthcare Foundation - Philippines, LoveYourself Inc., AIDS Society of the Philippines, South Cross, Philippine NGO Council for Population Health and Welfare Inc., and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. The event is also supported by Maynilad, Runnr, Leslies' Clover Chips, Minute Burger, Durex, Solaire Resorts and Casino, Okada Manila, and Green Cross Lewis and Pearl.