Why is the philippines so gay friendly – nomadic boys electricity origin

Go to Greenbelt Mall in Makati, hold hands with your boyfriend (without irony) and the worst that could happen is you will get provocative, mildly shocked, quietly unnerved stares. And that’s it. You won’t get stoned, called names, or publicly shamed by conservative Catholics who might feel scandalised by the sight of two buff boys showing very visible signs of affection towards each other. Greenbelt is a classy, family mall, of course, so take that into consideration.

When you go out into the streets of (Metro) Manila and behave the same way, it might be a different experience altogether. If by gay-friendly, you mean people are not outwardly hostile, then yes! Philippines is gay-friendly. Just stay away from the comments section of the Filipino dailies because the amount of vitriol in some of them is just too much.

I would take Mr Right: to one of the many stranded sandy beaches of Palawan island (actually, Mr Wrong wouldn’t be so out of place there, either!). I would also take him to cold Baguio and Sagada, Mountain Province where you can hold hands as much as you wanted underneath all the layers of clothing.

Of course in my experience people who hailed from other countries, visitors, and tourist are treated nicely. In my experience being a Filipino tourist I hardly get the same experience with other tourist, if you are a person who does not resemble a foreigner or someone who does not show to posses any “moooolah” people will treat you as the same as good for nothing. Like when I was in a certain 3 class hotel people have reservations I notice people who only came after me was given first their accommodation prior to a 20-30 minutes of waiting, mostly foreigners if not guest with huge and nice car while me who only entered that building on foot. Happened to me at first but every single time I lost count already and I am so tolerant in things like this because I don’t want or we do not want our fun to be taken away from us its a vacation after all. Of course we complained and in that turn we just accepted their apologies enjoy the weekend and just never come back at that place, find better ones.

As how they see Vice Ganda (a popular gay personality) ever wondered if this fella were never noticed? or rises to fame? she will be treated rudely as how I was treated rudely. It really boils down on types of people you meet and friends whose willing to be with you even when you face the world! Still in Philippines many people treat gays, lesbians, etc. as stated in their most influential religion that being it is a “Sin” well enough dramas, most importantly we just need to live on! and live our lives!

Aside from being friendly and hospitable, my take as to why filipinos are gay-friendly and is open to homosexuality, transgenderism, crossdressing etc, was deep rooted from our pre Spanish behavior, culture and history. Tribes in pre colonial era were ruled by a datu but also had a spiritual leader which was called the babaylan. These babaylans would partake in rituals, were knowledgeable in science, medicine, agriculture, literature or any other forms of knowledge and they could also act as the leader of the tribe when the datu wasn’t available. Babaylans were mostly females but a male could be one too if he had no problems dressing up as a woman and taking the demeanor of a woman too. Male homosexuals during that time would also become babaylans. It was also said that these male babaylans could have sexual relations with other men in the tribe and no one would care. Things became different though when some parts were Islamized and also when the Spaniards arrived, colonized the country and converted majority of the filipinos to Christianity. Reply