Is the Philippines regressing in terms of gender sensitivity? The LGBT movement seems to be more visible than ever with strong leaders, powerful party list campaigns, and support from both political and celebrity realms. Why does it seem like people’s notions about homosexuals have not changed?
For starters, what I’d like to know is why I’m still being told the same things I was told a decade and a half ago. "Sayang, ang ganda mo pa naman! (Too bad you’re gay when you’re so pretty!)" as if gay people should only be the ugly second choice. You’d have to be blind to think that only unattractive and unwanted girls are gay. Or do our qualities need to be validated by the opposite sex in order to be considered worthy?