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J. Neil Garcia: Textualizing Realistic Portrayals

J. Neil Garcia: Textualizing Realistic Portrayals

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By CRISTINA ELOISA A. BACLIG BITTERSWEET. This is how J. Neil Garcia describes the life of homosexuals in the Philippines. As a creative writer, to write well is always the primary concern for his works. But as an author of LGBT literature, works about homosexuality are important in challenging the stigma of being non-normative on gender and sexuality. The Journalism alumnus asserts that challenging and eventually destroying the stigma is possible by confronting homophobia and prejudice head-on. Inspiration drawn from self-estrangement Before he knew of his homosexual identity and wrote pieces on homosexuality, he always wrote about his feelings. “I remember being different, not necessarily in a sexual sense, back when I was very young. I believe I’ve always written out of