You just know that that bamboo is working it.
It's a tough world we live in. Ireland's been covered in rainbows recently because they have voted to legalize gay marriage, and here we are in the Philippines, "the largest Catholic country in Asia," being told as LGBT that we are an abomination.
I cannot claim that you and I will be saved from all our sins as much as many Bible-beating people claim that we are destined to burn in hell. What I do know in my heart is that an abomination we are not.
Know what else we are not? We're not abnormal just because we are attracted to and love people who have the same gender as ours. We are not lesser beings for that.
We are more than what's happening between our legs, the clothes we wear, the ink on our skin; we are more than how long or short we cut our hair to be.
You are more than the token gay person at a group, assigned to provide entertainment at your expense. Fuck it, you deserve more than to be poked fun at because of your sexuality.
You deserve more than to be an accessory for a fag-hag who can't handle her own at a party. You deserve more than to be kept a secret, to be introduced as "a friend" to your partner's family...and your partner deserves just the same. You deserve to enjoy the innocent pleasure of HHWW, the gentle joy of smacking your partner on the lips after a good-hearted laugh – all in public. Few things make the heart ever feel so warm.
No one has the right to dictate your emotions and your happiness and how you identify as, not even your fellow LGBT; that is all your call. But you do have the right to choose and live a life that makes you feel happy, comfortable, dignified, respected, loved, and, most importantly, that makes you feel safe.
If that is a life you cannot have at the moment because of unfortunate circumstances which you have little or no control over, then try to strive for that life in your future. It is a struggle. But you and I, we will get there.