Introduction to Sociology Social Issue #2: LGBT community Can you possibly eat be able to eat with both spoons: a paper on the LGBT community Imagine marching in your favourite deli, sitting on your most-loved spot and enjoying your coffee of choice but on a table in front of you rests a woman endeavouring to consume her breakfast using two spoons.
And as that phenomena catches your attention, you’re there trying to fathom why on earth would she use two similar utensils whose functions do not seem to jive, why, given the presence of a fork, would she force herself to eat with two spoons, why would she not spare herself from the effort. Before I get censured by philosophical thinkers stating the possibility of actually eating with two spoons, the abovementioned metaphor introduces the issue on the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender collectively known as the LGBT community.
Just like grubbing with both spoons, the existence of the “third kind” is something we are not fully accustomed to, something that we perceive as atypical but despite given those we peacefully, I assume, coexist. They are everywhere; Tarzans turning into Janes and Janes turning into well… Tarzans. As their existence raises the brows of so many Filipinos today; so much derision has been thrown to the society who’s only desire, in my opinion, is to set free from the being closeted and express themselves in a way, despite peculiar, that would embody their totality and true persona.
Although already accepted in some countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, and some sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States), it is still vetoed, not even close to being fully tolerated, here in the Philippines; that no matter how the number of groups that support the LGBT spring up in the archipelago increase over time, our kababayans still recognize it in the wrong lenses.
Reports conclude that 379,799 to 804,280 of the Filipino population is made up of the third kind and such number causes the Church to frantically fret; causes it to question how did it surface, nowadays even more blatantly, in a nation whose customs are deeply rooted in the Catholic faith – in a nation taught that in the creation of the Universe it only Adam and Eve, not an Adeve, who were formed.
The last time I checked this is still a free world and the liberty of expression still applies so I personally believe that the society should pay more mind on the issues that actually deteriorate the nation; allot more attention to treacherous operations of the government, poverty resolution and other more meaningful agendas than LGBT scorning and leave the community whose sole wish is to cast their rainbow.
All humans are entitled to choice, the power to manipulate what happens next… I suggest sceptic faces choose to understand and respect the individuals who didn’t have a choice what they would be at birth. References http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage http://pinoylgbt. com/ http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/LGBT_culture_in_the_Philippines http://en. wikipilipinas. org/index. php? title=Homosexuality_in_the_Philippines http://lagablab. wordpress. com/2006/09/15/gay-statistics-in-the-philippines-by-consensus/