Back in my high school years, we’d been through an exclusive schools for girls. Some say, the reason why I took this kind of relationship because of the environment that I had when I’m at school. On the other hand, as I thought of it, it is not because ever since when I was a child I had a tendency of falling in love to same kind of gender.
When I had my very first heartbreak, she was lesbian and I never knew anything about them until a friend told me you have to accept who are and discover who are. In the process of my discovery for myself, there’s a time that I had a crush to a same kind; that’s when I knew that I’ll be giving falling again to same kind.
As I discover it to myself there different kinds of them and shape as well. We even have differ from one another.
LESBIANS are defined as they are ones who’s falling in love with the girls. They comfortable dressing like a guy and act like a boy in addition, they accepted themselves as a girl on gender identity. They are also called HOMOSEXUAL or same-sex.
GAYS are defined as a boy who’s attracted with boys. Further, they’re comfortable in dressing like a girl and acting like a girl however, they accepted themselves as a guy as gender identity. They are also called as HOMOSEXUAL or same-sex.
BISEXUALS are defined as girls and boys who’s attracted on same gender as them.
At first, there’s one kind of lesbian until on of my co-worker at work educated me that there kinds of Lesbians. These are the type of LESBIANS as follows:
Lipstick Lesbian these are lesbians who’s highly feminized and girly in manner.
Butch or Hard Butch Lesbian they are masculine and tough like similar to men.
Chapstick or soft Butch Lesbian they’re the ones whose divided between lipstick and butch lesbians, they can go either way.
The GAYS also has different kinds as well. These are:
Bear they are large, hairy man and has an image or rugged masculinity. You may happen see them in Gyms and other men field.
Twink they are young, slender gay man with little to no body or facial hair.
Lastly, the Showqueen or Drag queens they gays who loves to cross dress.
Lesbians, Gays and Bixesuals are interrelated to Sexual Orientation. The question is what is Sexual Orientation means?
Sexual Orientation is about who you’re attracted to and want to have relationship with. Sexual orientation includes lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual and asexual. In addition, there are big difference from gender identity. Gender identity is about who you are while sexual orientation is about who would feel drawn to romantically and sexually.
There are several identity for Sexual Orientation:
Homosexual they are attracted to same gender such as called as Gays.
Heterosexual they are to a different gender such as women attracted to men and women or so-called Straight.
Bisexuals they are both attracted to men and women such as female to male/female and male to female/male
Transgender is not related from Sexual Orientation. On the other hand, transgender are interrelated with Gender identity. Transgender means has feeling like your assigned sex is very different is very different from the gender you have identify with.
There are a lot of example of Transgender such as Transman and Transwoman.
Transman are female to male or FTM, Transgender Man and Transgender Male. While Transwomen are male to female or MTF, Transgender Woman or Transgender Female. Transgender are attracted to anyone regardless of Gender identity or Gender Expression.
Gender Expression is how you express yourself? Either through actions and the way you dress. The examples are masculinity, femininity or both.
SOGIE means Sexual Orientation, Gender identity and Expression.
Gender identity answers the question,“What do you identify with?” female or male.
Sexual Orientation answers the question, “Who are attracted to?” -homesexual, heterosexual or bisexual.
Expression answers the question, “How do you express yourself?”
Sex assigned at birth.
One of the main reason I decided to write it because currently Philippines has SOGIE Equality bill to which it tackles anti-discrimination bill for LGBT people. This bill was delivered by Bataan 1st District House Representative Geraldine Roman whose very emotional when she had speech to her fellow lawmakers to support the House Bill number 4982 or An Act Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender or Expression (SOGIE).
The SOGIE Equality Bill can protect a lot of people from discrimination such as public service, schools and all duly organization the country. Furthermore, empowering LGBTQ+ persons in the Philippine society. These can prevent people abuse and discriminate people from LGBTQ+ to be a better person in the Philippine society.
According to the SOGIE Equality bill once convicted in doing so there will be a fined out of less than P100,000 but not more than P500,000 or be imprisoned for less than one year but not more than 6 years or both. In addition, a court can also impose community service in the form of human rights education and familiarization with and exposure to the plight of victims this came from the one authors of the bill.
The struggle is real because it has been too long since it was first filed. A version of it was first filed during the 11th Congress by then Akbayan Representative Etta Rosales. It was approved on 3rd and final reading by the House but the Senate failed to do the same.
In 2006, the bill reached second reading at the House during the 13th Congress. Now, it has finally moved to the 3rd reading and going forward to have delivered as a New House Bill in our country.
SOGIE Equality Bill(Rappler)