With social media and technology at our disposal these days, the idea of freedom is often taken for granted. In times, it's applied so wrongly it destroys relationships, divides societies, sculpts fake as truth. Past the misuse of democracy, however, a group of minority has yet to experience the concept in its entirety as they get past walls crafted in discrimination, prejudice, and just inexplicable hate.
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Fitting for the celebration of "Araw Ng Kalayaan," ABS-CBN Lifestyle looks to some of our modern heroes from the Filipino LGBTQ community pushing for the other but otherwise more meaningful definition of freedom.
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Produced by Camille Santiago | Creative direction by Barry Viloria | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Shot by Tin Zabat | Edited by Lui Jimenez | Makeup Patrick lcober, Jinx Agabao, and Maws Diaz of Make Up For Ever | Sam Corbillon of Triple Luck Brow and Nail Salon | Shot on location at City Garden Grand Hotel | Special thanks to Margarette Domingo | Banner image by Lui Jimenez