"Paano kayo dumadami?"
I haven't heard this question asked in a serious manner in a while. But I have heard it asked long before, yes, in a serious manner. More often though, the thought is expressed as a statement Ang dami-dami ng bakla (or the rest of the LGBT) ngayon. I note the tone of curiosity in the statement.
The heart of the question, methinks, is based on the infectious disease model of homosexuality, as previously perpetuated. Beyond just being 'environmental influence', some influential homophobes have likened it to a virus. Shield your children! Ang mga bata!
True, there seems to be more of us. But only because there are a lot more brave souls out there who proudly declare their sexual identity and preference.
Kung paano rin dumadami ang ibang tao. Pare-pareho lang naman tayong pinanganak sa mundo. Pare-pareho lang tayong nakatala sa Pambansang Tanggapan ng Estadistika. Pare-pareho lang tayong nagbabayad ng tax.
Hindi kami epidemya o sakit na nakakahawa. Hindi kami "gremlins" na kapag nabasa ng tubig ay nagpo-populate. Hindi rin namin minomonitor kung ilan na kami sa mundo. Hindi kami nagpapa-census. Marami nang bakla, lesbyana, transgender at bi noon pa man. Ganun talaga. Anong problema?
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