The Limits of Bakla and Gay: Feminist Readings of My Husband’s Lover, Vice Ganda, and Charice Pempengco

  title={The Limits of Bakla and Gay: Feminist Readings of My Husband’s Lover, Vice Ganda, and Charice Pempengco},
  author={Robert G. Diaz},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={721 - 745}
  • Robert G. Diaz
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Art, Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Although the past decade has been characterized by a sustained and generative examination of queer lives in the Philippines and in the diaspora, this emergent scholarship has primarily focused on the lives of gay men, bakla identities, and cisgendered persons. Contributing to dialogues within feminist, queer, and postcolonial studies, this article places the most legible subjects of such critical scholarship—the bakla and gay man—through more heightened feminist scrutiny. It explores how the… 
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