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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Conclusion It is a long way to go, if not impossible before our society could accept homosexuality with tenderness. Preferred ending varies according to the opinion of individuals reading it about same sex relationships. Dioss 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. Gayluv, as a product of a first hand experience of a gay man who wants to share the life of homosexuals, and geluv express his opinions regarding the issues faced by this gender in our society.

First, because he is afraid to love.

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Ngunit hindi lang sa mga ito siya naging abala. Hes a gay and eat your own ears, he would say. It is a beautiful thing for all. After some realization, 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. He has never been taken advantage of by Benjie though he had tempted him several times.

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. The story evolves between two male characters who have questions in their respective lives and the big role of homosexuality in providing some answers and at the same time more and more questions.


But now, having been read and understood the feelings of gay people, I now understand how they feel. 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. 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.

As a straight man, my sexuality is not a choice. Walang pag-aalinlangan na ang simpatiya ng awtor ay nasa tatag at ganda ng tagdang kinawawagaywayan ng bandila ng kabaklaan. According to Barnet, homosexuals and heterosexuals are ways of defining human being. Remember me on this computer. When everything has been said and done, he is a caring, harmless, and lovable gartolome. For in times he was down, and he needed somebody to be with him, Benjie was always there.

Anybody can relate to the gay which is Benjie who is looking for true love and meaningful relationship as anybody else. The author Honorio Bartolome de Dios is a brilliant writer who successfully delivered a wonderful message through his composition.

It talks about how Benjie fell in love with Mike and how their relationship started to get more and more intimate. Click here to sign up.


One of the implications of the short story is that people who belong to the third sex should not be discriminated and treated indifferently. Help Center Find new research papers in: The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for bartolomd, though gay is also used to refer generally to both homosexual males and females. Sadly, in the Philippine setting and in many parts of the world, the definition of homosexuality is immorality and sin. The main characters in the story were Benjie, a homosexual, and Mike, a handsome bachelor.


Log In Sign Up. However, his bitchiness is actually a defense mechanism against the entire discriminating society.

I even thought before it is a kind of abnormality. Sa bawat kuwento ay hindi lamang ang problema ng bakla sa sarili ang pinoproblema ng bawat tauhan: The good thing about him is he believes in the line Naniniwala yata akong pinagpala din ng Diyos ang mga bakla! Honorio De Dios served as an amplifier for the voice of this hojorio to be heard and be understood by the society.


These homosexuals could be your parent, your sibling, your cousin, your neighbor, your friend, the person sitting beside you, or you yourself. Ilang beses din siyang napaluhod, nadapa, at napasubsob sa kanyang paghahanap.

Many gay and lesbian people are in committed same-sex relationships. Skip to main content.

This short story intentionally leaves the readers an open end which makes it worth discussing and interesting. Homosexual individuals may have different perspectives in life but that does not give an excuse to anybody to discriminate them. If someone told me the attraction I felt for women was wrong and I hadto resist, I don’t think I could do it.

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. We are all people. I think anyone who can truly believe it is a choice probably has issues with their own orientation they xios to resolve.

I simply don’t feel it. I don’t see why some people should be discriminated either by race or gender.