Anda di halaman 1dari 31


• is romantic and/or sexual attraction
or behavior among members of the
same sex or gender
• refers to "an enduring pattern of or disposition
to experience sexual, affectional, or romantic
attractions" primarily or exclusively to people of
the same sex
• "it also refers to an individual’s sense of
personal and social identity based on those
attractions, behaviors expressing them, and
membership in a community of others who
share them.”
Present state
• For a majority of the population,
including locally trained physicians,
psychologists, and social workers,
homosexuality is viewed as a
perversion and a disease
• Teenagers who feel a strong
attraction to persons of their own
gender at first experience confusion
about their feelings and sexuality
Present state
• Homosexuality in the Philippines is
increasingly beingtolerated
• Gay movements are gaining strength
and demanding their rights
• Although legislation supporting same-
sex marriage in the Philippines has
been introduced in the Philippine
legislature several times, none has
ever beenpassed
Present state
• The Philippine Commission on Elections
(COMELEC) denied
the Filipino LGBT political party Ang
Ladlad's petition for permission to run in
the 2010 elections, on the grounds of
• In the 2007 elections, Ang Ladlad was
previously disqualified when COMELEC
concluded that the LGBT party did not have
nationwide membership
Religious Perspective
• Almost all religions discourage
homosexual activities.
• Christianity considers
homosexuality a sin. The Bible lays
down death penalty for the one
who engages in homosexual
Religious Perspective
• Islam is against homosexuality. The
Quran considers homosexuality as sinful
and unnatural. It believes such behavior
should not be desired by men and it
does not even acknowledge lesbianism.
• Hinduism was open to various ideas of
sexuality in the medieval times. But the
Manuscript does not accept
What does the Bible
• 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Do you not know that the wicked will not
inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be :
neither the sexually deceived immoral,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male
prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders .
. . Will inherit the kingdom of God. And
such were some of you,
What does the Bible
• Romans 1:26-27
Because of this, God gave them over to
shameful lusts. Even their women
exchanged natural relations for unnatural
ones. In the same way the
men also abandoned natural relations
with women and were inflamed with lust
for one another. Men committed
indecent acts with other men
Public opinion in
• 49% say that homosexual relations between
consenting adults should be illegal.
• 44% would not permit their child to read a book
with a story about a same-sex couple.
• 61% say that homosexual marriages should
not be legal.
• 42% oppose civil unions for homosexuals.
• 47% believe that gay spouses should not have
the right to adopt children.
Attitudes about
Global Acceptance of
• The survey finds that acceptance of
homosexuality is particularly widespread
in countries where religion is less central
in people’s lives. These are also among
the richest countries in the world. In
contrast, in poorer countries with high
levels of religiosity, few believe
homosexuality should be accepted by