Friday, November 19, 2010
Wealthy, Gay & Lonely
Recently, I met an IT professional gay man from New York who was pressured by his parents to come back to Bicol so he can oversee their family business. The man dreads going home as he knows he will be forced by his folks to marry a woman as soon as he comes back.
His story is the same with many other Filipino gay men I have met. The wealthy parents force their 30-ish queer, bachelor son to marry a woman. Or they are threatened to lose their inheritance.
I am just glad that my parents didn't have enough wealth to threaten me with such a proposition.
Labels: gay life