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...
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