SOCIAL DILEMMA: HOMOSEXUALITY Homosexuals in the Philippine Society as Depicted in “Geyluv” by Honorio Bartolome De Dios my voice, the ocean’s bell. Here is Geyluv written by Honorio Bartolome de Dios. Gey Luv Honorio Bartolome de Dios’ “Geyluv” states a love story of two individuals in the personsof Benjie and Mike who belong to the same sex. It talks about.

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Sa bawat kuwento ay hindi lamang ang problema ng bakla sa sarili ang pinoproblema ng bawat tauhan: Homosexual behavior gfyluv entirely natural and should therefore be recognized as good and a legitimate part of the human experience.

Help Center Find new research papers in: It also proves that some homosexuals are afraid to come out because they feel that people have not accepted them.

As a straight man, my sexuality is not a choice. Pinanghalong Geylub medbed at Dawn Zulueta ang beauty ng bruha.

We are all people. Prejudice and discrimination against homosexual and bisexual people, however, have been shown to cause psychological harm. The theme of the story revolves around friendship because Mike and Benjie always in each others side in times of trouble, equality because the gender of Benjie serves no limitation for Mike, and the right to love because everyone is entitled to love and to be loved inspite of the indifferences. On the other hand, Mike is an attractive, intelligent, and full of masculinity bachelor who just broke up with his girlfriend named Carmi for the reason of imbalanced between work and the woman.

Conclusion It is a long way to go, if not impossible before our society could accept homosexuality with tenderness. He has never been taken advantage of by Benjie though he had tempted him several times. In a conservative country like the Philippines, need not to say a Catholic-dominated one, liberal ideas including sex education, artificial contraceptives, divorce, and gay and lesbian rights remain foreign, and worse, same sex relationships are tags as immoral and unacceptable.

Hoorio he realized he was already falling for Benjie he found it weird and hard to dips. The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males, though gay is also used to refer generally to both homosexual males and females.


Gayluv, as a product of a first hand experience of a gay man who wants to share the life of homosexuals, and to express his opinions regarding the issues faced by this gender in our society. Honorio De Dios served as an amplifier for the voice of this minority to be heard and be understood by the society.

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You simply don’t choose who you are attracted to. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

The main characters in the story were Benjie, a homosexual, and Mike, a handsome bachelor. I think anyone who can truly believe it is a choice probably has issues with their own orientation they need to resolve.

This piece of work is a manifestation of his individual point of view and a reflection of his personal observations and experiences on how homosexuals are being treated in our society. November 16, Disenfranchising homosexuals Editorial. The ending of these two is eventually Mike fell for Benjie but was not able to admit it because during this time, he would notice that Benjie is evading him for some reasons. Ngunit sa tuwina, bumabangon siya na may panibagong lakas at determinasyon.

And he hopes that one day, God will help him to find such a guy. Homosexual relationshipsand acts have been admired, as well as condemned, throughout recorded history, depending on the form they took and the culture in which they occurred. They were born men but why do they have to act like women? Skip to main content. Notably, this kind of homosexuals are those which we see in parlors, the one that is comical and laughable, the one that receives less respect and improper treatment from many, the one which is usually looked down and degraded.

The author Honorio Bartolome de Dios is a brilliant writer who successfully delivered a wonderful message through his composition. An unacceptable behavior in our society of a man appreciating another man was also reflected in the story through the following remarks of Benjie about Mike: He says so because he optimistically believes that someday, a guy will come, who will love him truthfully and who would treat theirs meaningfully.

I can say my view has even changed. This also supports the conventional thinking of our society that god created man for a woman and a woman for a man and same sex pairing is a sin. Honorio Bartolome de Dios Geyluv states a love story of two individuals in the persons of Benjie and Mike who belong to the same sex.


Homosexuals are also portrayed in the story as someone who does not deserve to be happy in terms of emotional aspect, most specifically in the aspect love. It is a beautiful thing for all. After some bu, they decided to live together in the same apartment in order for them to fully realize what they would want to happen in their relationship.

Sa mabangis na lungsod, ginalugad din niya ang mga suloksulok ng kabaklaan upang hanapin ang kanyang natatanging lugar sa lipunan.

It will keep on burning the fire of reality that whatever we do, accept it or not, homosexuality is existing and growing in our society. Preferred ending varies according to the opinion of individuals reading it about same sex relationships. To love and to be loved is a privilege intended for all humans not excluding individuals who belong to the third sex. However, his bitchiness is actually a defense mechanism against the entire discriminating society.

I don’t have the option of being attracted to other men. The typical gay or bakla, portrayed by the character of Benjie; was manifested by the manner of his speech in several lines from the story: While there are those who still hold the view that homosexual activity is “unnatural” or “dysfunctional”, research has shown that homosexuality is an example of normal variation in human sexuality and is not in and of itself a source of negative psychological effects.

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For being compatible in a lot of things and interests, they consequently became good friends. Ayoko ng guessing game na ganito. Homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation, along with bisexuality and heterosexuality. Ladlad anthology of Philippine gay writing.