Hello, my name is Evan Tan, a gay vegan Filipino migrant writing from around the world.

I lived in Metro Manila (Makati, specifically, during the last few years) for three decades. In 2021, I left the Philippines to fulfill a dream (and to be with the love of my life.)

I write about LGBT+ lifestyle and culture for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, as a contributing editor for their Lifestyle section.

My website is Writer in Manila, but I will write more intimate stuff here in my newsletter. I hope to hear from you too.

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A gay writer from Manila, musing about queer pop culture, life as a Filipino immigrant, the vegan philosophy, and other random things


a Filipino gay vegan migrant talking about veganism, culture, queerness, and the Filipino identity