Screen grab from Isabelle Daza's Instagram isabelledaza
MANILA, Philippines - Charice. "My Husband's Lover." Pugad Baboy. This must be the year of the LGBT.
Add to that this year's Palme d'Or to the French lesbian drama, "Blue is the Warmest Color" and, back here at home, the gay rights march at UP Diliman Thursday afternoon (June 27), and you have, well, the spirit of the times?
Local celebrity Isabelle Daza sought to capture this zeitgeist in a photo she posted on Instagram also on Thursday, showing her and first cousin Georgina Wilson affecting an intimate kiss.
Along with the photograph went this comment: "Our take on equality for gay rights! Haha thank you @markednicdao."
Netizens were quick to react to the post, many with amusement and delight and some expressing otherwise.
The Instagram post comes on the heels of the growing controversy over the gay-themed GMA teleserye "My Husband's Lover," singer Charice Pempengco's coming out and Pugad Baboy's extended take on lesbianism, following his move to Rappler.com amid its creator Pol Medina Jr.'s own brush with controversy.
Meanwhile, in the United States, the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) continues to stir debate.
As that song by rock 'n' roll's famous liberal, Bob Dylan, goes, the times they are a-changin'.
Here are some comments on Isabelle Daza's photo:
#marriageequality presented to you by @isabelledaza @ilovegeorgina and @benchtm! #loveislove http://t.co/VwvHLjtrX8 — MICHAEL CARANDANG (@mikecarandang79) June 27, 2013
Thank you @isabelledaza and georgina wilson for standing up for equality. #Gayrights #LGBT #Samesexlove http://t.co/tZNE4454jI — Jay Utulo (@jayuts_md) June 27, 2013
i wanna slap all of the hypocrites commenting rude stuff on isabelle daza's photo ugh so what if the world is moving away from typical (c) — primadoughnut (@pauhernandez19) June 27, 2013
(c) religious beliefs guys it was meant to be, progressing is inevitable. come on love is love no matter who the people in love are. — primadoughnut (@pauhernandez19) June 27, 2013
B.r.a.v.e. one. by @isabelledaza via instareposts http://t.co/29EQUg3ygL — jerome masa (@jeMASALTOV) June 27, 2013