Seamen and Tomboys in Ports and at Sea
This chapter discusses the manhood of Filipino seamen and the sexual identity of “Filipino tomboys”— male-identified females who generally have sexual or emotional relationships with other females. It also highlights gender identifications and cultural phenomena related to Filipino seamen and tomboys. Filipino culture accepts queers as Filipino seafarers and other migrants develop close ties with Filipino tomboys because of the similarity in their orientations, such as an intense attraction towards women.
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