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A Transpinay and her father.

"Siga ang tatay ko (My father is a badass/man's man)," Janna said. "He even helped form a gang." Because of this, "he did not like the idea of having a trans for a child."

But while "galit siya sa akin noon, palaban din naman ako - kung hindi sa galaw, at least sa salita (he was angry with me before, I fought back - if not in action, at least by speaking up)."

Eventually, her parents just "accepted things as they are, so okay na ngayon (it's now all okay)"

She thinks it may be because "they tolerate me. I can be me as long as I remain 'respectable'. That is, unlike other transwomen they see, I supposedly behave," she said. Then, with a glint in her eyes, and with a laugh: "Hindi lang nila alam (They just don't know what I'm up to)!"

Michael David dela Cruz Tan - The founder of Outrage Magazine, Mick is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) of the University of Newcastle in New South Wales Australia (just don’t ask when, he says). He can: photograph, do artworks with mixed media, write (of course), shoot flicks, community-organize, facilitate, lecture, research (with pioneering studies under his belt)… this one’s a multi-tasker, who is even conversant in Filipino Sign Language. He heads the only LGBTzine in the Philippines. Cross his path is the dare (read: It won’t be boring). Coordinate with him at

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