I'm Filipino and gay. Do you know how frustrating it is when people say "you don't act gay", especially my family in the Philippines. For some reason, gays are portrayed as the worst stereotype of a gay guy in the Philippines. It made me wonder if it's more of an act that society is expecting out of them.
When I visit the Philippines I see many of them lining up to see cosmetic doctors to get something done like skin bleaching. I spoke to a doctor who is a friend of my mom's and is owner of a pretty popular office that get a lot of gay men who want tons of work done. Pointer nose, lighter skin, fake eyebrows, lip modifications. She tells them this isn't good for them and that they need to fix how they portray themselves, but they demand it. So she makes them sign waivers and does what they ask. She sees them a few months later for more work. It's like a disease.
I also get the feeling that gay is okay as long as it's not your family in the Philippines. It's pure comedy for some people. I also feel many are not out for the fear of being labeled like that.
All other countires and cultures I've visited seems to have a mix of gay types and I don't find any in particular with more gays than others.
Also, I get asked a lot of inappropriate questions there. Usually you find an older gentleman with a skinny Filipino boy half their age. Nothing wrong with that, to each their own. But when people see my boyfriend and I they feel they are entitled to dissect our relationship and make assumptions...no my bf is not taking care of me. We are both born in Canada and no one needs a green card! I'm a freakin space engineer for crying out loud.
Sorry, end of rant. Didn't realize how much I wrote -_-