Philippines is still enveloped by bourgeois acts leading into hilarious judgments and of course things that are obscene. Literally gays in our society are still facing a great battle and that is dealing with people who are hard to pleased and those who felt clean. But in my 21 years of existence I have seen a bit of a change, slowly people are a little bit of open and considerate towards what gays feel.
Things that they love, things that they wanted to do freely. But the real change is still can't be grasp.
My friend Mark is still frightened, he is still afraid of his past that made him traumatized. It started with a confession to his father, confessing that he is gay. He thought that when he confessed and if he would tell his father about his sexuality, he will be free from the burden he's been carrying for almost half of his life. But it was a terrible move. He was battered and beaten badly.
He forced to move out from his father's house, slept and live on the road. His father was a police, and he dreamt of letting his son followed his footstep. But he failed, since Mark wants to pursue his fashion designing dream.
"It is hard to reckoned what had happened in the past, how did I survived, and how did I strive to be free from the cruelty of the society. Gays are treated badly. Gays are battered and beaten. We are forced to act like a real man so that we will never suffer from the hands of our perpetrators. It is like living in hell." As Mark continue.
Gays are the most at risk people who suffer from cruelty. They are the ones who are weak, and they are the ones who wanted to love freely-but in return they are the ones who are beaten. How unfair the society is? Are they criminals? They just wanted to live a normal life, to love and to make things extraordinary.
As our society is trying to grasp and adapt the change that gays wanted to have, we have to expect that many people will still judge throw morbid words to the gays. But as we are fully aware of equality and justice, let the change manifests its essence.That is to live and to love freely. Philippines is a democratic country, so let the democracy happened!
May the Lord bless the human soul..