Homosexuality has been observed in humans and animals for a long time. Before America was ‘found’ by Christopher Columbus, native tribes lived on those lands, and they had respected duties for those who would now fall under the labels ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bisexual’, and ‘confused’. In Latin America, transgendered and homosexual individuals were common, before the Spanish conquerors came upon their lands and attempted to remove sodomy and those who practiced it by creating harsh penalties. Individuals were torn to pieces by dogs, or set ablaze, or publicly executed. Although these punishments are viewed to be barbaric in this modern day and age, do not be deluded in the thought that individuals who are part of the LGBT community have been freed from oppression and harsh punishments.
Says that without convincing because they are concrete and understandable, and leave us a sense of security that is not produced by other types of explanations. Psychoanalytic theory certainly addresses the issue of normality. While Freud in his early work suggested that all born with the potential to heterosexuality or homosexuality, stating that abnormal resolution of the Oedipus complex led to homosexuality. In this theoretical framework, according to gender identity and choice of love object, tend to merge. However it has been shown that most homosexuals show a healthy and strong sense of gender identity as surely as firm as most heterosexual.
Unfortunately, after many years of agony and disparity, the war for equality has not yet been conquered. This spirit of the constant urge of equality must be rewarded because women deserve the same rights as men. Women are the reason every single human being is alive, regardless, they are still considered as inferiors since the beginning of recorded history, with a few exceptions. One of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to “promote gender equality and empower women. Although the MDGs were created to raise awareness of the problem, a recent MDG Progress Report indicates that there still remains a huge gap to closing gender equality worldwide.
(Kronja, 187) While explicit materials seen as lewd content then, taken at that time where there was no film or photographs, visual and written materials of early years were much compliant than what society considers pornography now. Similarly, in today's time, porn was both condemned by church and state, however, this does not discourage
Drag queens are barely known as gays. But at the other end the gays who could hardly be distinguished as not a gay are called “paminta” this term is from a gay language meaning a gay man making as if a man. One’s favorite waiter at some hotel-restaurant could be a “paminta”, or a highly placed government official who keeps his sexual preferences secret for obvious reasons. This means that Homosexuality should be looked at as a continuum, says Serge Navarette of Reach Out. It means that homosexuality has an element that is not perceptibly different from each other, although the limits are quite distinct.
Contrary to our belief, homosexual relationship is not as weird as we thought. In traditional Chinese customs, same sex relationships disobey the ordinary flow of human development, which marriage ought to be heterosexual, pure and without any intruder. Any person invading into the relationship, regardless of his/her gender, will be regarded as improper, and will often suffer from sanctions and boycott. As the film was issued in 1993, when there is still lacking advocators of homosexual relationship, the concept of “coming out of the closet” had still remained hidden among the society. However, it had been a breakthrough that, at the end of the film, Wai Tung finally tell his mother about his genuine sexual orientation deliberately.
This new definition opened the door to gays and lesbians claiming a right to be married, too. (Anonymous) In 2001, Netherlands became the first country to legalize gay marriage. They were soon followed South Africa, Spain, Canada and a great number of other countries and as of 2015, even the United States of American. ( Freedomtomarry.org) But due to its unique service to society, marriage can never be a private lifestyle choice, but must remain between a man and a woman. However, some may argue that same sex marriage is nothing new and dates back over some six hundred years.
Apart from providing fundamental right, legalisation could reduce the social discrimination. Although the existence of homosexuality in Hong Kong is an indisputable fact, the government is only taking the ostrich policy. A survey conducted by The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong indicates 50% of the respondents were bullied by the classmates due to their
Indeed, marriage is marriage, man and woman or woman and woman or man and man. What is the status of same-sex marriage in the Philippines? Although same-sex marriages are not legally recognized by the government, “The Metropolitan Community Church of Metro Baguio in the Philippines conducts holy unions for gay couples because they say ‘no law is higher than love’” as stated in Leach’s article (2012). After this controversial event, the issue about homosexual union came into the limelight. Many views and arguments arose regarding equality on sex and religion.
According to Rappler.com, After nearly 2 decades, the bill seeking to protect the LGBT, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community from hate crimes and discrimination has finally reached the Senate plenary (Rodriguez, 2015) there are no bill to protect the LGBT members because most of the bill failed to passed. All through Aquino 's term during the 15th Congress, numerous bills on LGBT discrimination was filed, but none of them have passed. Lack of bills or law which protect the member of LGBT can be the cause why the crimes and harassment are