My scholarship is centered on the idea that research cannot be divorced from policy advocacy and community engagement. In this page, you’ll find my most recent contributions and endeavors as a public scholar.

The State of LGBTQIA+ Health in the Philippines: A Panel Discussion on Policy, Advocacy, and Research
with the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Featuring voices from members of the community, policymaking circles, community-based organizations, and the academe, this webinar was an avenue to discuss pressing health issues for the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community and ways for different sectors to collaborate. It featured Ms. Martha de la Paz (Department of Health), Ms. Magdalena Robinson (CURLS – Cebu United Rainbow LGBT Sector Inc.), and Prof. Laufred Hernandez (UP Manila).

Watch the webinar here.

Feature Articles for Popular Press

From time to time, I contribute pieces on popular culture and recent events for major publishing sites in the Philippines. You can find my most recent feature articles here:

Wonder Mag PH
> Living Creatively, Passionately and Honestly: Unpacking RM’s “Indigo” (2022)
> Gay isn’t a bad word (2022)
> A Call to Christian Allies (2022)
> What Heartstopper Teaches Us About Queer Representation and Solidarity (2022)

PhilSTAR L!fe
> There is no pride in queer tokenism (2022)
> HIV testing and treatment during the pandemic (2020)

Philippine Human Rights Information Center
> The Obligation to Work: Child Laborers in Navotas speak up (2019 with M. Ignacio)