Photographs by Kitkat Pajaro
There's a new gay magazine in town, and they had a literal sausage fest to start the show.
On a rooftop in Makati, Team Magazine launched their first issue over Farmacy ice cream and Wildflour 'dawgs.
Editor-in-chief Paolo Lorenzana talked about the publication's name.
"There's the expression "play for the other team," which hints at homosexuality. But more substantially, team connotes assembly in a country where there are few places for gay men to congregate--and I mean a gay district and even gay bars." said Lorenzana. "A few varsity locker room fantasies may have also crossed my mind," he joked.
While not the first gay magazine in the country (there's Icon, as well as online titles Outrage and Bakliterati), Team ruminates on what it's like to be a gay man in current society, with articles that tackle everything from Grinder to long-term relationships. See Team's allies below:
Noel Manapat with Bench head honcho Ben Chan (right), who previewed the magazine early on in the night.
Noel Manapat, Ben Chan and Migs Pastor enjoying the dessert of the night - Farmacy's delicious ice cream.
A bird's eye view of the guests grabbing some sausages.
Noel Manapat, Paolo Lorenzana and Ben Chan
Raymond Ang and Jonathan Ong flipping through their copies of the magazine.
Don Jaucian hangs with pals.
Managing Editor Martin Yambao with Alcine Yabut and Mariana Villanueva.
Alcine Yabut, Ignasi Vergas, Managing Editor Martin Yambao, and Mariana Villanueva
Picture-in-picture: Vince Uy and Nino Gaddi
Style Bible EIC Anna Canlas, Preview's Mark Buenaobra, MJ Benitez, Raymond Ang
The guests having a great time mingling inside.
Once more, in color.
Managing Editors Marga Buenaventura and Martin Yumbao saying a few words to the guests.
CJ Cruz (far right) smiles at the camera.
Team's Founding Editor Paolo Lorenzana
Bloggers Laureen Uy (left) and Kryz Uy taking pictures for Instagram.
Raymond Ang, Izzy Tuason, BJ Pascual and Princess Barretto in the background
Bloggers Laureen Uy and Kryz Uy show their support.
Read more about Team here.