Thursday, November 19, 2009
In another assault to the fight of gay men for equal rights in Philippine society, columnist Ramon Tulfo, in November 19, 2009 issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer writes that the Commission on Election (COMELEC) is "right about rejecting the application of the group, Ang Ladlad", ang LGBT organization to become a party list group.
With all his bigotry, he states that gays and lesbians should "not go around town proclaiming their preferences as if it was a badge of honor. There is nothing honorable or normal about same sex mariage or union". He adds that "gays and lesbians should not abuse society's doting attitude towards them."
In these words, Mr. Tulfo sumarizes the "macho-centric" ideology that governs the lives of Filipino LGBT.
And this means for my gay brothers and lesbian sisters, our fight is still on.