The word 'Kayumanggi' and 'glitter' have its own definition but having it together creates another definition. Kayumanggi (cayomangi – brown in Tagalog) represents the Filipino people. The word 'glitter' nowadays in pop culture refers to anything Gay, like rainbows, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, anything shiny, colorful and fun. Kayumanggi Glitter is a project to celebrate the glitter of every Filipino, Gay or not. It aims to remind us that amidst our diverse gender and sexuality, we are all the same. Like the eggs, we are all made up of the same yolk, just in different egg shells.
The Philippines is a nation of islands, composed of diverse provincial groups, with different tribes and dialects but all standing on the same soil. This project is a celebration of Filipino pride, no matter what province you came from, what language you speak, what religion you believe in, and what your gender and sexuality is.
Duncan De Guzman is the initiator of KG. The team is composed of performance artists, along with cultural dancers, a tattoo artist, a fashion designer, an engineer and other artists who collaborates for the sake of creative rebellion. The collective seeks to revolutionize the perspectives and stereotypes of the Filipino LGBTQ in which we are to seek our roots and have a sense of nationhood.
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