Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's for the Young Gay Men

Young Filipino Gay Men are proud of their sexuality

Most of my dearest friends in their 40's do not agree with marriage equality. My beloved friends grew up in the 70's and 80's and the gay life then was really different. Think of Dolphy's Pacifica Falayfay or Roderick Paulate's Petrang Kabayo. And that will give you an idea on how society viewed the Filipino gay man. That was the world back then. And I certainly understood why someone from that era would never dare to demand for equal treatment.

Roderick Paulate's gay movie characters
represented how society accepted
the gay men in the 80's

Fast forward to 2000. Gay Men are connected to the internet. More and more developed countries are accepting Gay Marriage. Young gay men now have a bigger sense of freedom. They are now open to be in a relationship with each other rather than settle with a "commercial" boy toy. They join pride marches. Gay Lovers dare to hold each other's hands at the mall (and they even dare to kill each other for love).

With these accelerating changes here's the inevitable truth. The future of equality belongs to these young men who think they deserve equal treatment. And not to those who have used up half of their lifetime accepting homophobia as a rule of life.

6 comments:

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

if we are ready for a gay president, then we are ready for gay marriage.

Anonymous said...

kahit gay ako ayoko ko talaga sa pagpapakasal ng parehong kasarian,,ok lang live in live in lang...

Anonymous said...

my dear lexi,

i'm in my 40's (although it definitely doesn't show) and i believe in equal treatment but i don't believe in demanding for it. para sa akin, equality, just like respect should be earned.

and i don't think vice ganda's petrang kabayo is a more progressive version of roderick paulate's. zombading's remington as well as his father are still portrayed as limpwristed gay men in the tradition of pacifica falayfay.
so how are the movies we watched growing up different from the ones being shown in this generation? parang pareho lang, diba? i don't think these movies could be indicators of how gay filipinos think then and now.

baka lang mas empowered ang mga bading ngayon to air their angas and prinsipyo due to the advent of social networks and the like.

just my two cents...

virginb0i said...

Im gay and I dont agree with the same sex marriage.

Anonymous said...

iba na din ang mga gays now compare noon,..mas matatalinot mas madaming mga pretty gays now,..sa ngayon,..mas wise na mga pinoy na bakla,,.relasyon ang mas nais kesa sa basta basat lang sila magpapaauto sa mga guys jan kahit pa sex ang kapalit.,for wat!!lalo na kapag magandat well breed ang isang bakla,...hindi iyan paloloko ng basta basta lang sa mga guys,,..sabi nga nila,,

ANG MAGANDAT HOT NA BAKLA(SHEMALE 0 LADYBOY)AY SILA ANG BINABAYARAN LALO NA NG IBANG LAHI,,SA ABROAD,,,,PERO KUNG IKAY

PANGIT AT FLAT ANG PERSONALITY NA BAKLA,,,HAHAHAHAHAH,...IKAW ANG MAGBAYAD KAHIT SA IBANG LAHI,,WAHAHAHAHAHAHA,...

Anonymous said...

kuya lex,....panawagan at pakisabi naman sa mga namumuno sa mga any asociation ng mga baklat tomboy sa pinas,,,,,,

na,....sana more programs po para sa mga bakla na matatanda na,,more home for the aged for gay people,,,,plssss.


sana din,,more work po sa mga baklang nagsisiuwian o bumabalik an ng pinas,...age limitless,...mostly mga 30 above pinoy,,kahit hindi siguro bakla,,,lahat na ng balikbayan na pinoy na pinili ng mag stay sa pinas,,,,sana hindi na maging isyu ang edad,,,im happy na PNOY admin,,..helping those bbalikbayan pinoy na gusto ng mag stay ng pinas,,,mas kelangan sila ng pinas,kase well experienced at mas matured na sila,,kase galing na nga ng ibang bansa,...more call center works,,,,at sana bawasan ni pinoy ang mga house maid na pinay,its too risky at dangerous,,,,madami naman pweding maging work ang mga pinay,,wag sa bahay lalo na sa arab places,,,,


kuya lex,..para lalo pang tumaas ang rspeto at image ng mga bakla sa pinas o sa mundo,,..sana yung mga gay beauty contest ay hindi lang puro ganun,,,mas ok,,may purpose ito at for cause,..para makita nila na may silbi sa bayan ang mga gay contest..na may silbi sa bayan ang mga bakla,,,,


at sana tuloy tuloy padin ang pag push sa human rights ng mga bakla sa middle east kahit mahirap itong i push due to islam code,....sana mapush tlaga ito,,,kase risky at alinlangan padin ang mga gays sa middle east lalo na ang mga shemales o ladyboys kase,,,..nadedeport ang mga gays kapag sumobra sa o beyond the limit a ang pinanggagawa sa sarili bilang gay,...sana matulungan ng LGBT...ang mga gays na nagkasakit sa abroad at nakakulong.....its hard,....


godbless..