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Gaydar

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Danton Remoto's irresistible wit makes the Philippine Gay Experience sound like the intelligent lifestyle of choice.

"I only have admiration for the poetry and prose of Danton Remoto." -- NVM Gonzalez, National Artist for Literature
"The ssays of Danton Remoto have pitch and they have passion. He writes with concision, clarity, common sense--qualitities not usually found in
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196 pages
Published 2002 by Published and exclusively distributed by Anvil Pub.
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Joey
Jul 10, 2015 Joey rated it it was amazing
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The word GAYDAR is the blend of “gay” and “radar”. Radar as you learned from your science book is a scientific method of finding position of things such as missiles by sending out radio waves. In other words, figuratively speaking, GAYDAR as defined in the book is the innate ability to spot another gay man no matter how hard he tries to hide his being gay. In this way, a gaydar associating with straight-acting men or paminta in Filipino after drawing off his radio waves will break the news under ...more
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Nov 02, 2012 Bomalabs rated it really liked it
I feel that I haven't paid the correct amount for this book. I was able to snag it for 5 pesos during the Anvil Warehouse sale and it doesn't justify the price (I think I should've paid for the regular price) Though people may say otherwise since this is just a compilation of his articles in the Manila Times, I haven't read anything so researched. I really liked his choice of books, and gained a lot of insight from his articles, especially on sex and the LGBT community, and how to view it in the ...more
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Jun 14, 2013 Maan rated it really liked it
Book #24 for 2013: It's no secret that I'm probably one of the staunch supporters of Ladlad albeit my straightness just like Divine Lee and Bianca Gonzales (yes, sa kanila talaga ako lumevel haha). What can I say? I think Sir Danton is amazing. I regret not being given the chance to be his student during my college days.

I loved his essays. They felt real na parang nagkakape ka lang kasama ng isang intelektwal at progresibong kaibigan. Nothing but praises and love for him. Should he run for Pres
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Danton Remoto was born on 25 March 1963 in Basa Air Base, Pampanga. He was an ASEAN scholar at the AdMU where he obtained his AB Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983. With his Robert Southwell scholarship, Remoto obtained his MA English Lit., 1989; then, on a British Council fellowship, another MA in publishing studies, 1990, at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

He was a Local fellow for poetry at
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