*photo credits: pinayads.com
*invites: Ms. Noemi Lardizabal-Dado, Ms, Dine Racoma and POC [Phil. Online Chronicles]
where: Mag:Net BHS
This was a wish come true..thank you to Ms. Noemi Lardizabal-Dado, Ms. Dine Racoma and POC.
I love BB not only because she's classy but sweet [a true lady indeed], but moreso because of her very positive outlook in life despite all the criticisms.
Pinoys have not fully embraced the lgbt community and BB is a very brave soul that said community is proud of. I may not be lgbt but I have joined in their pride march and other activities..but still the issue is not the sexual orientation, its how you can contribute to society in a positive way..the person as a whole so to speak. Up to now the source or cause scientifically or genetically speaking of being "gay" is unknown. But do we really have to have medical proof..its not a disease, its a preference. Factors such as environment, childhood, etc. contributes to a person's character/personality/attitude..so what's the big deal?
The proper term is "transexual" [people who consider themselves women despite being given male sexual assignments at birth] STRAP or Society of Trans and Gender Rights Advocates of the Phils. [http://tsphilippines.com] have been present since 2002 believes BB is indeed a "real" woman..I concur completely.
Here are some BB-isms which I find very true and will help in embracing some lgbt facts:
"Being gay is not a preference; it's not something that you cannot change. It's something that you have to accept and learn to live with. Being gay is not a choice either. It's an orientation."
"I don't believe God created gay people. Our experiences in this world do. When you have come to realize that you're gay, that's when you turn to God, not to ask Him to change you, but to ask Him for forgiveness, mercy and more importantly, acceptance."
"There's wisdom behind chance encounters. After meeting new people and gaining new friends, we become a different person. Our personality goes through a never ending process of change because we constantly learn from people around us."
"I've always believed the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom."
"Be all what you can be."
It took me awhile to write about this wonderful experience because I have relatives and friends whom have had negative experiences just because they do not conform to the "common/normal" sexual orientation dictated by society. I will definitely post more about said topic focusing on the positive side because a lot of the negative has been said. Enough of the bashing..lets look deeper..the person as a whole.
For now I'd like end this post with a borrowed prayer from http://www.thepoc.net/index.php/Parokya-Sa-Web/Angelus-Notes...Angelus-Tones/Child-of-God.html
"Dear God, Father and Mother of us all. Cure our blindness and prejudice. Make us see others the way you see them. Make us respect others the way you respect them. May our world be a world of love where everyone is respected, accepted, protected and defended in the same way and intensity as your child. Amen."