Reply Alert moderator Tom Donald: The gay males in Tondo a district of Manila composed primarily of urban poor were described by Ferdie Lopez in a paper written in We started the movement to reverse the damage, what you take for granted. But, things aren't what they seem when they're partially hidden behind walls of pretence built for peace of mind. I needed support and someone to talk to.
In another society, Blacks would be seen perhaps as excellent accountants, and women might be trusted pilots and drivers, and gays might be very masculine.
How to Be Gay
This issue has hardly been studied before. It might be difficult to find the source of this anxiety, but it may have been a fear of rejection or violence by males. Through interviews with older gays, a glimpse of the past can be made, when this culture was relatively isolated from outside sexual morality. If it was not a choice for heterosexuals, then it could not have been a choice for homosexuals. Three of the participants said they were disgusted, angry at this type of masculine gay. My experience has been interacting with people who only engage with you while you agree with them whilst leaving no room for growth or the expansion of other opinions.
The Church was not sympathetic; the communists thought that gay people were part of capitalist decadence; the feminist movement and human rights groups had not yet started. The only way parents today know how to keep children in line is to shower them with gifts and money! In the 60's and 70's hardly anybody except Arnold Schwarzenegger felt the need to sit for hundreds of hours in a room lifting weights just to impress others. World is getting more and more dissatisfactory up by the day. A fantastic read for anyone who wants to speak intelligibly about sources, discourses, identities, identifications, cultural impacts, and overall relationships of gay men from their long important history.