As if there’s anything wrong with being effeminate…
THE REAL “BI” I, for one, respect people’s self-identification.
that it betters their chances of picking up), bisexuals are bisexuals NOT necessarily for picking up’s sake.
But then again, Filipinos are generally a caring people.Philippine nurses succeed in Europe and the Middle East because they are reputed to be compassionate. So, I suppose the older gentlemen enjoy the company of the young ladies. The United States maintained two military bases here until 1991.This scientific study, among others, already confirmed that the sexual attraction of bisexual man or woman to both men and women is real; and that “the stereotype that bisexual men are just closeted homosexuals, or simply confused” is erroneous.No, contrary to Woody Allen’s insinuation of the “greed” or bisexuals (i.e.We are generally hopeful, optimistic and happy despite the deep poverty in our country. The retired gentlemen acquire an instant extended family when they have a Filipino girlfriend. These are my observations and they may be very generalized.
I certainly cannot account for all the reasons people feel attraction, fondness or affection for others despite disparities in age, language, culture, ethnicity, socio economic status, educational level, and even religious or political convictions.
Tan, as this not only promotes internal homophobia, but also takes away from real bisexual Filipinos the opportunity to be seen and be counted in the LGBT community. I was – at that time – working with the now defunct Remedios AIDS Foundation Inc., and (while finishing some stuff), a common friend handed me his phone so I can talk to whoever was on the other line. Here’s something worth highlighting, as stated by Human Rights Campaign (HRC): “Although some bisexual people do describe themselves as ‘50-50’ — equally attracted to both genders — that’s not the case for everyone.
” The guy on the other end of the line supposed – basing only on my voice – that I may have long hair; and that because I may have long hair, that I could be effeminate. This guy, whose name evades me now, was supposedly “as butch as one can get”, as my friend said – he was so butch, in fact, that even if his sexual practices are exclusively homosexual, he doesn’t see himself as gay. Bisexual people may not always be equally attracted to both sexes, and the degree of attraction may vary over time and as one’s sexual identity develops.
It pains me to admit but poverty is a big problem for a lot of people in the Philippines.
Young women here are willing to be a girlfriend, partner or wife of a retired foreigner because they will have food and a roof over their head.
In the Philippines, being “bi” is often erroneously used by those who simply refer to “straight-acting/looking” gay men.