Asog | @atingnayon


In early accounts written by Spaniards in the Visayas, they refer to the Asogs and note their gender nonconformity.

They describe the Asog as being effeminate, living more like women by taking part in tasks usually assigned to women, such as weaving and cultivating. They even dress in women’s clothing, donning long skirts which flowed down to their feet.

Some accounts even mention them marrying other men and living as husband and wife, implying that our ancestors’ concept of matrimony was more inclusive.

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