As this hamlet of cornfields and concrete houses prepared for festivities honouring its patron saint, and as some people gathered in prayer, Cabaluna, 20, was primping to compete in an annual transgender beauty pageant. Contestant Kim Prahinog dons an elaborate headdress at an annual transgender beauty pageant in Maria Respondo, Philippines. Credit: New York Times.
Carla Marie is the third of five children born to Benjamin and Jean Galarita. It was not easy growing up, but Carla Marie was luckier compared to others like her because she had a very supportive family. My dad accepted me for who I am because, he said, at a very young age he already saw a potential in me.
The lesbiangaybisexual and transgender LGBT people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture in society and also have limited legal rights. Gays and lesbians are generally tolerated if not accepted in Filipino societyespecially with the recent events that promote the rights, general acceptance and empowerment of the community, but discrimination remains. Filipino gays are known as " bakla ", but are not limited to this term.
Displaying young unmarried women in a ritual competition, beauty pageants crown one of the contestants as queen. Although fictional, the title carries rewards ranging from large sums of cash, flashy cars, and scholarships to the symbolic power of representing one's community or nation and the pride inherent in being the one chosen above all the others. In all of its multiple variations, the beauty contest reflects the interests, purposes, values, and goals of the organizers and their perceived audiences.
A contestant R strikes a pose as another contestant L waits for his turn during the Miss Gay Chararata gay beauty contest in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, Jun. A detail shot showing the bottom part of the costume of a contestant during the Miss Gay Chararata gay beauty contest in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, Jun. Manila, Jun 12 efe-epa 'Ang nde pumalakpak pangit!
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The beauty of Filipino women has captivated the world for many decades. Generations of Miss Philippines titleholders have constantly been in the Top 10 of international beauty pageants, even bringing home the crown a number of times. The first was the inaugural Miss Gay Manila
As this hamlet of cornfields and concrete houses prepared for festivities honoring its patron saint, and as some people gathered in prayer, Ms. Cabaluna, 20, was primping to compete in an annual transgender beauty pageant. And lawmakers are taking steps to ensure national legal protections that would penalize discrimination against them.