Let me share a bit of my own story gay people in the world. I've finished reading a few articles about gay life and some of them really touched me. I grew up as a normal kid in a country where as a homosexual you are known to exist but not totally accepted by your society, in many areas of the Philippines especially in small little towns it is still somewhat of a shame having a Gay son in the family. I am very lucky that those people I really love have come to appreciate me for who I am, they know that they cannot expect that I produce a baby or give my mom a grandchild I was never attracted to a woman ever. It was always difficult living two different lives being gay in school and straight acting back home. I was given the freedom though by my parents, but like anybody else it was not easy for them to accept, it took a long time and a lot of heart aches.
I remembered the night when I told my Mom about my partner, she wasn't hysterical but she was in denial, I understand why she reacted that way, maybe I shocked her with the news maybe I was wrong thinking that they knew bout my sexual preference and it would be easy, or maybe all those years she thought I was a bit feminine but not gay. I dialed my Partners mobile number and let her talk to him just to convince my mom that yes this is my reality I am dating a Guy. You cannot Imagine how happy I was that night to finally open up to my mother, the most Important woman in my life and for her to accept his son for whatever he is.. I should thank my partner for convincing me to tell my Mom to finally come out. After that I told my sister who was very sweet with her words "I don't necessarily agree with gay relationships but I support you because I love you" I had tears of happiness after that call, I was in Maldives already.
I once met a gay guy and his story was totally opposite, his father was a high ranking general in the military he remembered when he was 18 and when they were inside a car he told his Dad that he is gay, the poor boy expected his dad would accept it somehow, but the high ranking Military General said "get out of my car, I don't want to see you again" I can only imagine the pain. He left Australia moved to New York and to many places and he is now a 3time Tony award winning Broadway and West End producer. But his story showed me the sad part of coming out.. the part when those important figures in your life cannot accept you.
Like other people we need love we know how to love, we can get our feelings hurt, we have the very same emotions straight people have.
The struggle for acceptance is never ending I must say that even now I still get a few nasty statements here and there, "It's a shame that you're Gay" or "why don't you go find a woman get married and live a happy life?" and some would say "You will never go to heaven because you are gay". I wonder if these people can hear themselves while saying those words, I wonder if it has ever crossed their minds that I am a normal person just like them? Why is it a shame being Gay? Why would you force a guy to get married to woman when he is attracted to men? None of those people can explain why. I ignore them these type of statements were normally from people that really don't matter to me, those who are narrow minded primates!
I am very positive that the day will come when I could finally walk the streets holding my partner's hand without the worry that people would condemn the act. So why a few primates think that it's a shame to be gay? Maybe it's the Culture the Religion Society?