ekimswish Posted February 3, 2012 Posted February 3, 2012 I'm no longer surprised while in the Philippines and people point out some 5~12 year old and tell me he's gay, even though he's not yet at a sexual age.In the West we joke about people we grew up with, from time to time, and how we knew since they were young that they were gay because they were playing girl stuff, but it's still taboo to tell a kid he's gay.In the Philippines, they see that a little boy isn't as rough and tough as his playmates - or those who should be his playmates - and right away assume he's gay and EVERYONE acknowledges it and NO ONE hides it from him, lol.With such a laidback and accepting approach to a little kid being labeled gay, it seems to take the sting out of it, and the boy just keeps doing whatever he likes, and who knows how he feels about being labeled gay so early.I've also seen, however, women encourage - half/jokingly? - young boys to become gay, because then they can make more money in the future and hook up with a rich foreigner. It seems funny to the ladies making the jokes, but what's the 11 year old boy make of all this? Does he take it seriously? Is he pissed off and offended? Is he disgusted? Or does he feel some pressure to do as told?I dunno. It's just different how they acknowledge and label "gay kids" so early. My main question is whether some males in the Philippines who AREN'T gay, actually grew up gay anyways, because that's always been their identity since they were young...... OR, does this type of banter just make it easier for actually gay kids to grow up comfortable with who they are?Whaddayu guys think? Anyone else see this here and there? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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