I Am Pogay: Empowering Machismo And Diminishing The “Gay” In Us?

I Am Pogay: Empowering Machismo And Diminishing The “Gay” In Us?

 

Just a thought when watching I Am Pogay:



Instead of being empowered as a part of the homosexual society, why do I feel insecure?



I feel like I don’t fit in anymore. Seems to me there is now a yardstick as to what “being gay” should be like. Have we now lost the context of the word “homosexuality”? Have we lost diversity? Now all I see are gay men sporting hefty biceps and chiseled abs, hair shaved at the sides (undercut, anyone?), and looking like we’re sharing the same wardrobe. Isn’t it bothering that when finally “this” society is becoming more socially acceptable, we have become less of what we were before? We’ve gone machismo and lost the inner Maximo Oliveros in all of us.

 

I am not against the show, but to proclaim they are geared towards empowerment? Sorry, but this is just another entertainment show for me.

 

  • Franco Lasay

 

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I Am Pogay: Empowering Machismo And Diminishing The “Gay” In Us?

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!.Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!
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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!