Originally posted 2020-04-29 18:49:58.
Transwomen in the Philippines are classified locally as ‘gay’. The specific word used might be ‘bakla’, ‘beki’, ‘bayot’, ‘bading’ or any one of several others, depending on location and dialect.
Note that here, ‘gay’ does not mean what it does in the West. It means you are male but not a man; that you have ‘green blood’. In Luzon, the most popular local term is ‘bakla’. Their lifestyle is called ‘kabaklaan’ and it is centred on the performance of beauty.
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Terisa is a ladyboy from Thailand. It’s immediately obvious how beautiful she is. Her performance of femininity is flawless. The word ‘Ladyboy’ covers a gamut of different local terms, all referring to the same thing, unmasculine, often highly feminine males who seek heterosexual men as partners.
A ladyboy from Thailand
A ladyboy from Thailand is known locally as a kathoey, though this is an English oversetting, as Thai doesn’t use the same alphabet as English. A ladyboy can be a feminine homosexual male, a ‘gay man’ in the West, although these are usually much more girly than is usual there. It is most commonly understood however to mean a homosexual male who has socially completed as a woman, invariably dressing and presenting as one, almost always taking hormones to further feminise her naturally beautiful features and to prevent any masculinisation. Most ladyboys remain genitally intact.
A ladyboy like Terisa is a natural homosexual male, that is to say, a congenital Sexual Invert. In cultures like those in southeast Asia, the bogus separation between sexual orientation and gender does not apply. A homosexual male is not a man, in fact Don Kulick, in discussing similar phenomena in Brazil, described them as ‘not-men.’ This is accurate because in order to be a man, one must be masculine, and there is no such thing as a masculine homosexual male — even though this may be disputed in the West.
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