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04 August 2014

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The distinction made at the end might be useful in considering attitudes to homosexuality throughout the region.

Many people insist on regarding being 'gay' as a choice, despite the obvious absurdity of someone wishing to be in such a difficult position. Perhaps what they're really talking about is straight guys having sex with gay men.

This is a matter of choice, and you can see how it could be regarded as sinful and a threat to sexual roles. Young men in most social environments in the SP, after all, have little access to sex before marriage.

But this issue of desperate men dodging the sexual rules clearly has nothing to do with equality for gay people, people who naturally do prefer their own gender.

Jeremiah - you should not be so forward in your condemnation of people who happen to be different through no fault of their own.

Whilst living in PNG we once had a hairdresser around to braid Rose's hair. He was obviously gay, being camp as a row of tents and easily out-camped Kenneth Williams.

But he was a troubled soul. He said he was scared of me because I was a 'man' and he had been beaten and tormented by many people just because he was different. He eventually told us about the torment he had suffered at the hands of anti-gay thugs. Though he also revealed that many politicians and bikmen were secretly experimenting with gay boyfriends.

I better not reveal the names he mentioned.

But he was a kind and gentle person, and I can see no reason to vilify him just because of the way he was born.

And Rose says he gave her the best hair-style ever.

I think that this world has changed and is changing. No matter what we base our beliefs on, we should be open minded about the time and era we live in. Some really shocking and unbelievable stuff are happening homosexuality, child molestations, loan sharks, money making religion and churches, etc, etc. I believe as individuals, humanity and peace is vital. Judging others causes
more problems and bitterness. ¥Peace¥

Gays and lesbians don't deserve to live anywhere in PNG. They are sick and the main cause of HIV in PNG. Maybe PNG should increase the penalty to 20 years imprisonment
for these sick minded individuals.
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We remind readers that PNG Attitude does not necessarily share the views of commenters, especially this one - KJ

Bravo Vlad! Thanks for bringing this sensitive issue to the surface.

There will come a time when the gays, lesbias and transgenders break loose from the chains to speak their mind.

We may claim to have our country anti-gay however their rising number is evident in many parts of Papua New Guinea even in institutions. And when their feet are firmly planted, there will be a good tussle for equity!

While I am straight, I pray for a violence-free debate when the day comes.

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