June 13, 2012

LA Pride - Sneak Peek

It’s Pride month! The one time out of the year the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer communities come together to celebrate their identity and be proud of who they are.  It’s a tradition that extends all the way back to the 1970s to commemorate the gays, lesbians, transgenders and drag queens who have fought for their freedom, from the infamous Stonewall riots to the streets of Los Angeles.  All across this country, our community has been reclaiming how the world views them by standing up to proclaim, “We are beautiful and we are proud.” 

Barangay Los Angeles invited The Malaya Project on this journey at LA Pride, to capture the story of Ongina.  A Filipino Drag Queen who has captivated audiences throughout the world on RuPaul’s Drag Race season one, and had one of the show’s most memorable moments by coming out as being HIV positive.  We remember this particular story because it was one of the first times in American television a gay Filipino shared their HIV status with the world.

Here’s a sneak peek!

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