Well with the recent gay pageant I went to I was probably one of the few straight people in the building. At the same time everyone I met were not only welcoming but very friendly, my Facebook page afterwards was also inundated with people from within the community and although very little seems to be written about the community online I would say the people within it seem to enjoy Foreigners visiting as much as anyone else on top of that I did meet several people looking for Foreign partners so in a nutshell I would say yes to pretty much everything you would be looking on a holiday trip. At the same time I would say with the recent developments and invites from within the Gay community in Cebu I am looking to organise events specifically for the gay community because from a business sense it makes a lot of sense.. There doesn’t seem to be too much gender specific events going on and at the same time I can see from the numbers of people in the gay community that it is something they would look to enjoy/ go to. I think there is still a stigma to do with homesexuality in the broader population but at the same time if things are organised in specific locations and places there is no reason for them to interfere as simply if your going to a gay disco what you expect..
The funny thing also from a business perspective is so many Expats want businesses that can work but I doubt many would want to get involved within the gay community at the same time I can see it being the biggest market for sector growth if marketed correctly, you have to remember there is still the macho image here where the male is seen to be dominating the females of the country so along the side of that there is obviously the same issues gays had in the UK/US before gay rights started to push through. So all in all I can see this as the next big thing in the Philippines but I doubt most expats will look to get involved.
Originally posted 2010-11-10 23:20:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter