DZAIVERSITY: THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila-Supreme Student Council (PLM-SSC) is the highest-duly constituted student government of PLM. Along with our number of purposes that adhere to student welfare, extending our attention and assistance to the different communities of our University has always been a priority of the council. Together with the premiere LGBTQIA+ organization of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, PLM Propaganda (PLM-PPG), we would like to reach our goal in fulfilling our sole duty to promote safe and equitable spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community whilst providing them supplementary aid.
For Pride Month 2021, we are launching a fund-raising event entitled, “DZAIVERSITY: The Intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ Community” which consists of four (4) sub-activities, namely: (1) Uncloseted SERIES: Chikka ni Indzai, (2) Magwari Podcast, QuizBhie, and (4) DRAG RACE: FITE MGA BESTIE! LABAN FOR DZAIVERSITY!
The event aims: (1) to enlighten and engage the students of the university with the LGBTQIA+ community, (2) to integrate the LGBTQIA+ community in the University’s Pride Month celebration by promoting awareness on their experiences and laws concerning their right to being a part of every community, and (3) to advocate a gender-inclusive month of activities for the goal of raising funds for the Home for the Golden Gays.
The Home for the Golden Gays, or simply The Golden Gays, is a non-profit organization that focuses on the welfare of the elderly LGBTQIA+ community. It has witnessed the plight for equality of the LGBTQIA+ community even before its founding, sheltering some prominent figures like Walterina Markova, a “comfort gay” during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines, whose biography became a movie.
The organization mentioned above primarily receives its funds through outreach programs, donations, and sponsors. They sometimes perform in drag arranged by the Golden Gays Foundation to support their basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. In difficult times, such as this pandemic, the members have different jobs in the city, including working as beauticians, street sweepers, or vendors, which put the members’ lives at risk, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this year’s celebration of Pride Month, as we put out the essence of diversity and as we feature the different facets and struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community, we celebrate with pride the strength of its elder members with all their sacrifices and contributions to turn the LGBTQIA+ community into what it is today. We also aim to cultivate the essence of pride by supporting the Home for the Golden Gays through fundraising for their basic needs and sheltering.
Uncloseted SERIES: Chikka ni Indzai
The Uncloseted SERIES: Chikka ni Indzai is a series of educational postings that will tell the narratives and sentiments from people whose insights will unfold different stories regarding the LGBTQIA+ community from various sectors of society. A total of 6 postings is allotted for this event with each one featuring a selected person with a specific background on these dates: June 7, 9, 11, 14, and June 16, 2021. Each featured person was asked a general question and a specific question that is adapted to their background.
|Uncloseted SERIES: Chikka ni Indzai
|What has been your biggest fight with regards to SOGIESC?
|Specific Question for Parent
|How is it to be an LGBTQIA+ parent especially during the pandemic?
|Specific Question for Student
|Can you tell us your coming out story and its implications?
|Specific Question for Activist
|How do you want the younger generations to approach the concept of SOGIESC?
|Specific Question for Professor
|Do you think you can separate your profession from your identity as part of the community?
|Specific Question for Lumad
|How does the lumad community view the concept of SOGIESC?
|Specific Question for Urban poor
|How does your identity affect your life as one of the most marginalized sectors in our community?
The Magwari podcast is a series of pre-recorded podcasts in a webinar-inspired format which aims to enlighten and engage with people about the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a 3-day event which will feature one episode per day and will be held on June 17, 19, and June 26, 2021. Each episode will be posted by the PLM-PPG Official Facebook Page and will be shared by the PLM-SSC.
|June 17, 2021
|Ep. 1: Anong Nasa
|Anong Nasa Ilalim ng
|Ms. Amber Quiban
|Ilalim ng Bahaghari?
|Bahaghari? tackles the basic concepts and misconceptions of SOGIESC.
|June 19, 2021
|Ep. 2: Paminta sa Sibuyas: Ang Danas ng mga Haribong LGBTQIA+
|Paminta sa Sibuyas: Ang Danas ng mga Haribong LGBTQIA+ explains the experiences of PLMayers that are a part of the LGBTQIA+.
Mx. John Rapid Canonizado
Mx. Kenneth Aawitin Prof. Danilo S. Cortez
|June 26, 2021
|Ep. 3: Maligaya pa ba si Ligaya?
|Maligaya pa ba si Ligaya? explores VAWC in the Philippines and how it persists during the pandemic.
|Mx. Bethany De Guzman
To assess and improve the students’ awareness regarding the LGBTQIA+ community, the organizers shall administer a QuizBhie. The QuizBhie is open to bonafide students of the University and will have a registration fee of Php 10.00. On June 28, 2021, the competition will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom, with its final round to be broadcasted live on PLM-SSC’s Facebook Page.
Quiz bee is composed of two parts: (1) elimination round, to be conducted real-time in a zoom meeting, and (2) final round, to be conducted real-time and streamed live on Facebook.
Players are to compete individually against each other first in the elimination round:
Score allotment for the elimination round:
Easy type – 1 point for every correct answer (9 items)
Medium type – 3 points for every correct answer (7 items)
Hard type – 5 points for every correct answer (4 items)
The quiz is time-pressured where each easy, medium, and hard type of question is given 10 seconds for the contestants to answer.
The organizers shall distribute the players in four breakout rooms.
Three facilitators will be assigned in each breakout room to act as (1) quizmaster, (2) score master, and (3) watcher. The watcher will also act as an extra in case the quizmaster or score master encountered problems.
Players will utilize the whiteboard in answering the questions.
Every round, the three players with the least scores will be eliminated and will not advance to the next round.
The two contestants left in each breakout room will move up to the finals round.
In the event of a tiebreaker, the first player can type “me” after the quizmaster says the word “go” will have the chance to answer. The two players who scored a point first will move to the final round.
The organizer shall transfer the final eight contenders into the main zoom meeting for the final round:
Score allotment for the final round:
Easy type: +3 points for correct, -2 points for incorrect (10 items)
Medium type: +5 points for correct, -4 points for incorrect (6 items)
Hard type: +10 points for correct, -6 for incorrect (4 items)
After the quizmaster tells the question, players shall answer within 5 seconds.
During this round, players will utilize the chatbox of the zoom meeting. They will have to type “me” after the quizmaster says the word “go.” The first player to send a chat will have the chance to answer.
The quizmaster/moderator shall head the final round and also the host for the live stream.
The organizer shall award the top players with the most accumulated points: Champion, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up.
For the tiebreaker, the first player to get 2 points will be the winner.
ALL contestants are required to have their cameras on to prevent cheating. Once a player gets disconnected for more than 3 minutes, organizers shall eliminate them from the quiz bee.
National issues, PLM related issue, LGBTQIA+
The winner will receive a cash prize of Php 500.00 plus vouchers from sponsors.
QuizBhie Program Flow
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Admission into zoom meeting
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Explanation of mechanics
10:10 AM – 10:15 AM
Admission into breakout rooms
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Announcement of winner
The guidelines for registration for interested participants are as follows:
All bonafide students of PLM may join the QuizBhie.
All interested participants should ensure that they have the following:
Stable internet connection (can handle synchronous meeting in Zoom)
Whiteboard + whiteboard marker (or any alternative if unavailable)
To enter, interested participants must ensure to:
Send their registration fee of Php 10.00 to the GCASH account provided in the payment details below.
Register through the Google Forms link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFIk_idC7dy7pzf17YgUxJzIqk7brGglEJBuO IvQ16zYgQ3A/viewform
Registration period is from June 1 to June 19, 2021.
Payment Details for QuizBhie Registration:
Name: AIKA BONCAY
Account Number: 09474219100
DRAG RACE: FITE MGA BESTIE! LABAN FOR DZAIVERSITY!
“DRAG RACE: FITE MGA BESTIE! LABAN FOR DZAIVERSITY!” is an event that is aimed to appreciate and recognize the art of DRAG within the PLM community as well as to uphold the virtue of inclusivity through its art form. The DRAG RACE will serve as an avenue for students to showcase their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent and invite the different PLM communities to partake and appreciate this gender-bending art form. The target launch date for the live event is on June 28, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The competition is open to all bona fide students of PLM and all Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression & Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC).
The guidelines for registration for interested participants are as follows:
Participants shall use any materials that they can find within the comforts of their homes. The use of any editing techniques for the photos is allowed as long as the participants observe the general rules.
Facilitators will monitor the participants with regards to their votes received and the postings required.
Registration period will end on June 6, 2021.
To join, interested participants shall:
Send their registration fee of PHP 50.00 through the GCASH account provided in the payment details below.
Register through the Google Forms link: https://tinyurl.com/PLMSSC2021PrideMonthDragRace
After registration, the participants shall prepare and submit a photo in drag with the theme: 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐱 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐚.
1st Place – ₱2,000 2nd Place – ₱1,500 3rd Place – ₱1,000
Payment Details for Drag Race Registration:
Name: JEMMALYN P. SALVADOR
Account Number: 09151505517
The participants will submit photos in drag under the category: Pandemic x Pambahay Couture Eleganza that are to be used to determine who will go to the finals. Participants shall submit photos until June 6, 2021.
Only 10 participants will be allowed to proceed to the finals, which the program committee will determine.
The participants who qualified for the finale will go through a voting competition in which one (1) vote is equal to Php 5.00 and sent through a Gcash account. This voting competition shall decide the Fan Favorite, which will also be used as a criterion for judging and will receive a cash prize of five hundred pesos (Php 500.00)
Participants shall join the live Queertuhan session on Twitter spaces and Facebook live to reinforce the need for donation.
Participants shall share all related publication materials for the Drag Race event.
Participants shall post a photo or a video that will serve as an information campaign encouraging the audience to donate for Home for the Golden Gays.
The participants will submit an introductory VCR out of drag which will also be part of the judging.
The participant will submit a one-song lip sync video performance with the theme I. AM. ICONIC. (songs from gay icons) which lasts for 5 minutes maximum presentation on the live show on June 28, 2021. The deadline for submission is until June 26, 2021.
In the finale, voting will be opened to all with one (1) vote equal to Php 5.00 and sent to a GCash account of a point person in the finance committee.
The students are not limited to voting for one contestant and can vote multiple times and for different contestants. In the scenario, a vote sent for one contestant amounting to Php 20.00 will be counted as four (4) votes automatically.
The tracking of the votes will be a collaboration of the event program committee and the finance committee. The finance committee will be in charge of tracking and verifying the votes to relay to the program committee by determining the following criteria:
Correct vote fee sent to the correct GCash account.
The vote fee should have the name of the participant that the student votes for.
Failure to follow the criteria above will void the vote.
Meanwhile, the program committee will be in charge of keeping track of the number of votes for each of the participants based on the reports submitted by the finance committee.
Criteria for Judging
Content & Relevance to the Theme – 30%
Creativity / Artistic Value / Videography (Editing, Materials Used, Lighting and Visual effects) – 20%
Song Choice (including sound editing and sound effects) – 15%
Entertainment Value – 15%
Votes – 10%
VCR – 10%
Token for the Judges: E-Certificate & Resin Arts (Customized Coaster)
Registration fee: Php 50.00
Prize: From PLM-SSC Funds
Judges: Mx. John Rapid Canonizado, Mx. Joseph Loseo, and Prof. Danilo Cortez
Performers for intermission: Iskolar dance
Drag Queens Last Song
Official Hashtags for the Whole Event: #SOGIEEqualityNOW #DZAIVERSITYLavarn #FiteMgaBhie #NagkakaisangPamantasan