A collection of award winning writer and activist Danton Remoto s short essays on popular culture, politics, and other important and controversial national issues Remoto has taught English and Literature for than twenty years and worked as a communications analyst at the United Nations Development Programme He is a multimedia personality as host of a radio and a TV show and a columnist for a daily and an online news portal He founded the Ladlad Party List in 2003, whose accreditation was refused by the Commission on Elections This led to the historic decision affirming the equality of LGBT rights and opening the door to representation in Philippine Congress. Read Bright, Catholic—and Gay – bluevapours.co.uk
Danton Remoto was born on 25 March 1963 in Basa Air Base, Pampanga He was an ASEAN scholar at the AdMU where he obtained his AB Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983 With his Robert Southwell scholarship, Remoto obtained his MA English Lit., 1989 then, on a British Council fellowship, another MA in publishing studies, 1990, at the University of Stirling, Scotland.He was a Local fellow for poetry at the UP Creative Writing Center, 1994 He was at Hawthornden Castle, 1993, and later, at the Cambridge Seminar Remoto teaches at AdMU where he manages the Office of Research and Publishing He is also studying for his Ph.D in creative writing at UP He was an associate of PLAC and a member of the Manila Critics Circle since 1989.He has won various awards, among them, the ASEAN prize for the essay, 1979 the Palanca for the essay in 1987 the CCP literary award for poetry the Stirling District Arts Council award for poetry and the short story.Among his works Skin , Voices , Faces , Anvil, 1991 Black Silk Pajamas Poems in English and Filipino , Anvil, 1996 He edited Buena Vista Alfrredo Navarro Salanga s poems and fiction , 1989 and co ed., Gems in Philippine Literature , 1989 More importantly, he has co edited the Ladlad series with J Neil Garcia.
- 104 pages
- Bright, Catholic—and Gay
- Danton Remoto
- 10 June 2019 Danton Remoto