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Homosexuality is a romantic or sexual attraction or behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
As an orientation, homosexuality refers to "an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectionate, or romantic attractions" primarily or exclusively to people of the same sex; " it also refers to an individual's sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions, behaviors expressing them, and membership in a community of others who share them.
The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males, though gay is also used to refer generally to both homosexual males and females.
Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality. Scientific and medical understanding is that sexual orientation is not a choice, but rather a complex interplay of biological and environmental factors, especially with regard to early uterine environment. While there are those who still hold the view that homosexual activity is "unnatural" or "dysfunctional", research has shown that homosexuality is an example of normal variation in human sexuality and is not in and of itself a source of negative psychological effects. Prejudice and discrimination against homosexual and bisexual people, however, have been shown to cause psychological harm.
Homosexuality is one of the most sensitive social issues nowadays.
Many gay and lesbian people are in committed same-sex relationships. These relationships are equivalent to heterosexual relationships in essential psychological respects. Homosexual relationships
they decided to live together in the same apartment in order for them to fully realize what they would want to happen in their relationship. They drink together. and worse. It talks about how Benjie fell in love with Mike and how their relationship started to get more and more intimate. a handsome bachelor. a homosexual. they consequently became good friends. and gay and lesbian rights remain foreign. they did not talk with each other for the whole night. After some realization.and acts have been admired. In a conservative country like the Philippines. For being compatible in a lot of things and interests. depending on the form they took and the culture in which they occurred. artificial contraceptives. It showed the character of gay people as very energetic. liberal ideas including sex education. and loving but sometimes they feel underappreciated and discriminated because of their gayness. Benjie told Mike that he loves him and after that. and the right to love – because everyone is entitled to love and to be loved inspite of the indifferences. and Mike. Mike and Benjie hung out together most of the time. as well as condemned. The theme of the story revolves around friendship – because Mike and Benjie always in each others side in times of trouble. It also talks about how friendship and closeness can sometimes lead to something more. watch movie together. One time. while in a bar. same sex relationships are tags as immoral and unacceptable. need not to say a Catholic-dominated one. fun. or simply even eat together for meals. They first met in a media party of the company of the latter and were brought for a same project at Zambales. throughout recorded history. Honorio Bartolome de Dios’ “Geyluv” states a love story of two individuals in the persons of Benjie and Mike who belong to the same sex. divorce. equality – because the gender of Benjie serves no limitation for Mike. The main characters in the story were Benjie. .
Mike is an attractive. He has never been taken advantage of by Benjie though he had tempted him several times. and he needed somebody to be with him. who will love him truthfully and who would treat theirs meaningfully. For in times he was down. God will help him to find such a guy. he told himself. and full of masculinity bachelor who just broke up with his girlfriend named Carmi for the reason of imbalanced between work and the woman. he thinks that he is just illusioning. his bitchiness is actually a defense mechanism against the entire discriminating society.It also proves that some homosexuals are afraid to come out because they feel that people have not accepted them. but why should he. He also doubted it. He’s a gay and “eat your own ears. he is a caring. intelligent. because he is afraid to love. and lovable partner. because he is unsure if what Mike’s feeling is really true. On the other hand. he would notice that Benjie is evading him for some reasons. First. He doesn’t care whether you respect him for being a gay. Anybody can relate to the gay which is Benjie who is looking for true love and meaningful relationship as anybody else. Benjie was always there. and lastly.” he would say. he turned to be a “bitchy gay”. harmless. When everything has been said and done. Benjie is a gay who had been hurt many times because of love and because of that. Second. . The ending of these two is eventually Mike fell for Benjie but was not able to admit it because during this time. And he hopes that one day. When he realized he was already falling for Benjie he found it weird and hard to accept. The good thing about him is he believes in the line “Naniniwala yata akong pinagpala din ng Diyos ang mga bakla!” He says so because he optimistically believes that someday. a guy will come. However.
the right to live in accordance to their will and the right not to be treated indifferently. I can say my view has even changed. Preferred ending varies according to the opinion of individuals reading it about same sex relationships. To love and to be loved is a privilege intended for all humans not excluding individuals who belong to the third sex. having been read and understood the feelings of gay people. the story serves as an eye opener for me because honestly before. They should be treated equally as any other else because just like any other people. He has written it very realistically and effectively that one may think he’s just voicing his own err. It is a beautiful thing for all. they also have their rights particularly the basic rights such as. One of the implications of the short story is that people who belong to the third sex should not be discriminated and treated indifferently. But now. The author Honorio Bartolome de Dios is a brilliant writer who successfully delivered a wonderful message through his composition. I now understand how they feel. I simply don't feel it. “why do men have to be gays? They were born men but why do they have to act like women? ” I even thought before it is a kind of abnormality. The author had vividly illustrated the strict view of the society on the third sex. my sexuality is not a choice. I don't have the option of being attracted to other men. If someone told me the attraction I felt for women was wrong and I had .This short story intentionally leaves the readers an open end which makes it worth discussing and interesting. I already have these questions in mind. Personally. Homosexual individuals may have different perspectives in life but that does not give an excuse to anybody to discriminate them. As a straight man.
References: http://en. I think anyone who can truly believe it is a choice probably has issues with their own orientation they need to resolve.org/wiki/Homosexuality http://www. You simply don't choose who you are attracted to. Homosexual behavior is entirely natural and should therefore be recognized as good and a legitimate part of the human experience. We are all people.studymode.wikipedia. I don't see why some people should be discriminated either by race or gender.html?topic . I don't think I could do it.com/essays/Geyluv-599361.to resist.
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