Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Wow, is the first thought I had. Then in more depth I questioned is there actually any GLBT clubs in ANY of the schools in Saipan? I searched for more information to see how Saipan is connected with the DOT or Alliance Defense Fund and could not find any connections however, that does not mean there isn’t the connection they state.
In my search I did find the “Family Research Council” site. They declare they are “Defending Family, Faith, and Freedom”. Hmmmm. I thought freedom is the ability to be whom one is. I really do not see how the GLBT community is asking heterosexuals to become like us, as if that could be truly possible. I do hear the GLBT community asking for EQUAL RIGHTS, which again brings up the word ‘freedom’! The scary thing is that on this site they list eight resources to assist preventing homosexual activism in your school. (No author listed, 2007)
To my bloggers who do not think that there are GLBT issues "now days", go take a look at the link resources and see.
Haverluck, M. (2007). Teens Battle Gay Agenda in Schools. US News on CBN News.com. Retrieved on December 20, 2007, from http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/133034.aspx.
No author listed. (2007) Family Research Council. Retrieved on December 20, 2007 from https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=CONTACT_FRC&iss=HSED&step=2.
So if close to 80% of gay/lesbian travelers will book their vacation online, what would it cost to market these vacation packages online? The second part of the topic is if you think Saipan will show fair treatment to gay/lesbian guests. In one of my first blogs I wrote about a gay travel critic and his wonderful stay at Saipan's Pacific Island Club. Also I have shared how I feel excepted by most everyone living here. Saipan also currently has at least one gay club and has had others in the past and I recently had a blogger request information on gay bars in Saipan as they were planning to travel here.
So here it is all you energetic, business savy marketers, and computer geeks (ok, computer savy) people; can someone go strum up some business at the hotels and bring the GLBT tourists here! We want rainbow money here! ;0)
MEDIA 5th WWW DOCUMENTS. Tourism Industry Update, May 2, 2006. Retrieved on December 19, 2007 from http://www.hvcb.org/media/documents/TIU06-09.pdf.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The "Love is Love" video posted above is from Equality California Institute. They are promoting a project called "Let California Ring". It is a project to educate the public about the freedom to marry. Follow the link below to their web page and click on "find out more" followed by "facts". Scroll down close to the end of the page and you will find what rights are not afforded to gay and lesbian couples by not allowing legal marriage. After that you will also find some interesting statistics taken in a 2000 Census. This is one of the statistics mentioned; "There are an estimated 3.1 million people living together in gay or lesbian relationships in the United States." (n.a.l., 2007)
No Author Listed. (2007). Let California Ring. Retrieved on December 06, 2007 from
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This leads me into talking about how it is to be a GLBT parent living in Saipan. I have only known of three other GLBT parents here is Saipan. (one gay local couple, one gay mainland couple, and one lesbian Asian couple) When I think of there being four GLBT parent couples (that I know of) in Saipan it makes me think it must be a fairly supportive environment. Yes there isn't any GLBT parent clubs or social support groups. However, I do not feel as if my life is in danger or feel contempt from others living around me which can happen living in other places. I can say that 99% of me feel's just like everyone else. The one percent that doesn't was based on less than a hand-full of experiences here in the past seven years. Living in those places where one does feel a threat it is important to have support groups however, living here I do not feel different from others and that need isn't so important. Every now and then I do miss the GLBT community support group though because it is nice to be around people like myself.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Hope your having a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. I just completed my course on musculoskeletal physical therapy and can finally relax and have a nice holiday with the family. Sorry for neglecting this blog. I'm headed back for more desert and snuggling up for a movie with the honey. But not to leave you empty-handed I found this gem of a story on line....worthy of sharing.
David L. Wylie shares his story titled "My First Gay Thanksgiving: Trading Indians & Pilgrims for Drag Queens & Lesbians". Check it out, it really is touching. http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/view_press_release.php?rID=36501
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Last month the United Nations hosted a panel discussion to explore GLBT issues of discrimination. The event was co-sponsored by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The event was scheduled to discuss the Yogyakarta Principles. (Grew, 2007)
I have been busy the past month, surviving personal and family illnesses and amongst a pile of doctoral studies that I have not kept up on the latest GLBT news. I have to admit I had not heard of the Yogyakarta Principles. Please take some time to follow the link in the references and read them. These individuals from 29 different countries are real heroes for human rights in my book.
"Q. What are the Yogyakarta Principles? The Yogyakarta Principles are a set of principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Principles affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply. They promise a different future where all people born free and equal in dignity and rights can fulfil that precious birthright." (PRINCIPLES, 2007)
Grew, T. (2007) United Nations hosts LGBT rights panel. pinknews.co.uk. Retrieved on November 7, 2007 from http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-5987.html.
PRINCIPLES (2007) WWW The Yogyakarta Principles: The Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Retrieved on November 7, 2007 from http://www.yogyakartaprinciples.org/principles_en.htm.
Monday, October 29, 2007
- 75% say it's really no ones business
- 15% say no
- 10% say not sure
Well, one thing you can be sure of is that over on www.saipanmiddleroad.com there is a heated debate as to whether Nahal, a teacher/actor resident here in Saipan, has scruples as she did an acting job for a local political parties television advertisement. Nahal, after being railed, responds that she didn't get paid and that she did it to add credits to her resume which needed some bolstering up for when she sheds this island in search of future employment.
My question is: Would these individuals, who are pointing out and accusing Nahal of having no scruples, continue on if they learned she actually does support that political party? And would these individuals be in agreement with the 75% above saying it really is no ones business when it comes to sharing one's sexuality? Is there a double standard for something's? I feel like I'm starting to sound a little like Harry B. in sharing "some food for thought". (LOL)
Thanks to the writers over at saipanmiddleroad for spotlighting my site this week.
Monday, October 22, 2007
After reading about the gay and lesbian prom, it took me back to some memories of living in San Diego. I use to volunteer at the North County Gay and Lesbian Center from time to time and an opportunity came up to volunteer as a chaperone at a gay and lesbian prom down in San Diego's Hillcrest community. Now some of you may be thinking why does there need to be a gay and lesbian prom? I have to say until you have walked in another's shoes please don't judge. The happiness that these teens had was evident on their faces. The individuality they all shared openly I could only imagine felt safe and satisfying. Until society is more excepting of the GLBT individuals within our communities then perhaps these events are needed.
GLBTHISTORYMONTH 22nd WWW 2007. Retrieved on October 22, 2007 from
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
After my last posting I started to think about you men. Last month, September, was National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. If lesbians are at greater risk I was wondering if the same is true for gay men. Johnson (2007) shares with us that the American Cancer Society thinks gay men ARE at an increased risk for prostate cancer as well as skin, colon and lung cancer. The ACS attributes this increased risk to:
- Lack of health coverage
- Healthcare discrimination and negative experiences
- Gay men and smoking
According to one citation gays that smoke are 36% of LGBT adults compared to 25% of all adults.
For a PDF file copy of Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men follow this link: http://gaylife.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=gaylife&cdn=people&tm=1209&gps=297_914_1276_640&f=00&tt=2&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.cancer.org/downloads/COM/Gay%2520Men%2520CF%2520Brochure.pdf
Friday, October 5, 2007
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in which the month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection. I found a web site that gives a simple test to calculate your risk of developing breast cancer. Follow this link I found it very informative (even men are at risk for breast cancer and can take this quiz):
So are lesbians at a greater risk of developing breast cancer? Well I found a site on lesbian life and Kathy Belge answers this question for us. She tells us that lesbians as a group do have higher incidence of certain risk factors that are known to be associated with developing breast cancer. These risk factors are:
- alcohol use
- having never birthed a child
In addition to these increased risk factors on the whole there is also the factor that lesbians are less likely to visit a doctor for fear of homophobia or being uncomfortable with answering questions that would have them coming out. Another noted factor is that lesbians are less likely to have health insurance which is partially due to plans not offering domestic partner benefits. The interesting information I found though, according to Dr. Hudson, is that lesbians are less likely to perform self-breast exams. (Belge, 2007) Hmmmm.
Belge, K. (2007) Are Lesbians More at Risk? About.com.: Lesbian Life. Retrieved on October 5, 2007 from http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/healthconcerns/a/brcancer.htm
Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
You can take the test to see how well your gaydar is. This was very difficult for me as with looking at pictures it is difficult to get a sense of who a person is. I really didn't do that well as I scored a 60%. Check it out and see how well you do.
WIKI 18th WWW GAYDAR Retrieved on September 18, 2007 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaydar
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
The Emperor is Dale Parker Anderson, the 19 x great grandson of King Edward II of England and Queen Isabella of France via their son King Edward III. On September 13, 2004 the Gay Kingdom declared its self an independent country. This came about as a self determination due to Australia's government deciding to amend the marriage act so as to prevent homosexual couple who were married overseas to have their marriages recognized. Under the "Unjust Enrichment" law, this states: "If something is unjustly taken, compensation must be made". (HISTORY, 3rd)
On June 14, 2004 the rainbow pride flag was formally raised and declared the territory as an independent gay and lesbian state. A historical plaque on the north east of the island reads:
"On the 14th day of June 2004, at this highest point in the Coral Sea, Emperor Dale Parker Anderson raised the gay rainbow flag and claimed the islands of the Coral Sea in his name as homeland for the gay and lesbian peoples of the world. God Save our King!" (HISTORY, 3rd)
Wow, what formal declarations, I love it!
HISTORY 3rd WWW Gay and Lesbian Kingdom Retrieved on September 3, 2007 from,
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Leave it to those Canadians' once again. This is from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. It is too good to paraphrase so here it is a direct quote:
"The desire to discriminate against gays and lesbians, and thus to reserve special privileges to heterosexuals, appears to have many causes. Some are:
- Inability or unwillingness to change the information received during childhood.
- Fear of people who are different.
- Promotion of homophobia by a religious group.
- A heterosexual's natural feeling of repulsion at the thought of engaging in same-sex activity. Realizing that homosexual behavior is unnatural for them, some people generalize this feeling into the belief that homosexuality is wrong for everyone.
- Actual homosexual feelings that a person cannot acknowledge or handle.
- Low self esteem leading to a need to hate other group(s)." (BIN, 28th)
Well, it looks like not all homophobic individuals are 'in the closet' gay people. Should we be tolerant of homophobic people? We ask them to be tolerant of us. I say, yes, as long as they are not being discriminatory or inappropriate, then why not.
BIN 28th WWW PROCON Retrieved on August 28, 2007 from
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wikipedia (WIKI, 24th) is quick to set the record straight, no pun intended ;0), that it can only be a hypothesis, as 'theories' represent well-tested scientific scrutiny. Wikipedia therefore describes it as a pathogenic hypothesis of homosexuality. This hypothesis argues against a genetic component for homosexuality in that evolution would strongly select against it and that there is not a strong twin concordance for homosexuality.
The two gentlemen responsible for this hypothesis are Paul W. Ewald, a biology professor at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and Gregory Cochran, an independent physicist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Wikipedia (WIKI, 24th), Cochran compares this hypothesis to the theories of the cause of narcolepsy, which is that it is an auto-immune disease triggered by a virus.
Wikipedia (WIKI, 24th) reports on the social controversy to Cochran and Ewald:
"William Byne who is a brain researcher at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, suggest that 'Cochran and Ewald are guilty of pathologizing homosexuality' (in the words of Crain, 1999). In contrast, Michael Bailey, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, asks, 'Suppose we found that a form of genius was also cause by a virus. Would that mean that genius is a disease?' (Crain, 1999)"
I have always thought and felt that individuals are born with their sexuality. I have never given it much thought though as to if it is via a genetic component or some other component. After reading up on this topic though I would seriously consider that there is not a genetic component involved in individuals being gay or not. I would seriously not agree though with the 'gay germ theory' either. Could it be that it is a character trait, similar to being introverted or extraverted? I have heard people refer to sexuality as being a spectrum. More at a later date on this 'spectrum' idea.
WIKI 24th WWW PATHOGENIC Retrieved on August 24, 2007 from,
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I was somewhat disappointed after watching this video. I was hoping for greater change in the past seven years since I have been gone from the Mainland. I suppose for any Presidential candidate, still today, it would be political suicide to say they think all gay people should be allowed to get married in any State they choose.
First, let me say that I am a firm believer in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and that there should be a 'separation of church and state'. Since a large population of society views the word 'marriage' as being something that is sacred and religious, it should stay that way then. In my opinion, "marriage licenses" or "marriage certificates" should be only issued out by churches, not by the States officials. There should be a "civil union" issued out by the States officials' and that would include gay or straight unions. This would then leave the various churches to decide if they wish to issue out "marriage licenses" to gay couples or not.
Second, if it is left up to each State to decide on this issue, some states would not even allow gay people to have a "civil union". Some of these states, if it was left up to them, would allow slavery still, nay. Federal laws are set up and designed to ensure equality for all people regardless of the state they wish to reside in. Civil rights is just and equality for all. Gay people deserve the same rights and benefits afforded to straight couples that receive marriage licenses today.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well, life has been very busy for me the past week or more and so here I was checking my e-mails and a friend sent me this sign. Thinking I just want to share some light-hearted humor and not get all deep and thinking, however, as I sit and type this I'm going there anyway. Remembering how I was on a bowling league here in Saipan, back a few years, and really enjoyed playing. However, I had to quit as the smoke was too much to handle. Now all I can think of is what if there was sex going on in the lanes instead? Would I have still stayed on the league? Oh, I'm not thinking too deep, I was fantasizing, sorry.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
The BBC News reports that HIV infection can be reduced by 50% in circumcised heterosexual men according to study trials done in Africa. The World Health Organization fears circumcisions may increase risky behaviors and recommends the continued use of other preventions, especially the correct usage of condoms.
Thanks to 'The Reveler' on http://www.saipanmiddleroad.blogspot.com/ for the blog titled "Study: Good to be cut". It was because of one of the comments made that I decided this to be important information to share with the GLBT community and friends.
Szabo, R. & Short, R. (2000) How does male circumcision protect against HIV infection? British Medical Journal, June 10, 2000. Retrieved on August 08, 2007, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7249_320/ai_63089402
PLAYER 8th WWW NOL BBC News Video Clip. Retrieved on August 8, 2007, from
Friday, August 3, 2007
Pinhey & Millman (2004) studied the effects of gay and lesbian suicide risks for Guam's Asian/Pacific Islander teens. There have been previous suicide studies done, however none of them had studied the effects of sexual-orientation. The results of the study found that there was a greater risk of suicide attempt, more so for the boys, in the gay/lesbian teens in Guam.
Pinhey & Millman's (2004) research also indicated that:
"female adolescents with same-sex orientation are at greater risk for suicidality
compared with their heterosexual peers, it appears that corresponding supportive
communities might not exist in Guam or that the effects of such support may not
be sufficient to counterbalance the potential detrimental effects of same-sex
orientation. Indeed, our findings strongly suggest that both male and female
Asian/Pacific Islander adolescents in Guam deserve intervention and counseling
programs to reduce suicidal risks. Recent research shows that gay-sensitive HIV
programs in schools decrease sexual risk for gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents.
Similarly, gay-sensitive interventions targeting relationship physical abuse, binge
drinking, and feelings of hopelessness might help reduce risks of suicide."
Although this research data is evidence to me that GLB teens are at a greater risk for suicide in Guam, the 'T' in 'GLBT' is missing in this research paper. I wonder why Pinhey & Millman excluded the transgender teens.
Pinhey, T. & Millman, S. (2004) Asian/Pacific Islander Adolescent Sexual Orientation and Suicide Risk in Guam. American Journal of Public Health. 2004, July, 94(7): pp1204-1206. Retrieved on August 3, 1007, from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1448422
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A pool-side view.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Robert Mauro (n.d.) reports that "about 13.5 million people, 7.5 per cent, [1 out of 20], have a severe disability--defined as unable to perform activities such as walking, lifting, hearing, or reading, or only with the help of another person. This percentage is based on the number of people with at least one disability, although many have multiple disabilities."
Recently I was reviewing a colleague's paper on transitioning needs for the adolescent individual with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is just one of the many diseases people can be born with which lends the individual a disability. Cerebral palsy is a disease that affects 1 to 2 per 1,000 births. Cerebral palsy affects the motor function and coordination which can often lead to involuntary movements of the head, arms, and legs. Additionally, balance and posture are affected and individuals may have difficulty with walking and the more severe rely on wheelchairs for mobility.
What caught my interest, and critical judgment, in my colleagues' paper is that there was no mention of sexuality discussions in planning the transitions for the soon to be young adult afflicted with a disability. Individuals with disabilities are just like you and I in that they have the same sexual needs and desires, and yes they can be GLBT as well.
Leave it to the Canadians to put out a booklet for individuals with cerebral palsy and sexuality. This booklet is titled "Sexuality and Cerebral Palsy". Lindenberg (2003) states the people with cerebral palsy (CP) are as likely to be GLBT as anyone else. "Acknowledging a difference in their sexuality may be harder for people with CP, and a little more risky." Additionally he recommends "Tell others gradually: preferably supportive people you trust. Not everyone will be comfortable with your 'coming out'. You'll need encouragement and help from people who care about you."
Mauro, R. (n.d.). Disability Statisitics. Retrieved on July 23, 2007, from
Lindenberg, M. (2003). Sexuality and Cerebral Palsy. A booklet for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy. Toronto, Ontario. pp. 9 Retrieved on July 23, 2007, from http://www.ofcp.on.ca/pdf/sexuality_book.pdf
Monday, July 16, 2007
According to Pravda (2006) "straight men should stay away from tattoos shaped like unicorns and handshakes with a flower between the palms - those are normally favored by gays."
According to Rovny (n.d.) the sexier body parts men get tattooed are the upper back, along the hip, shoulder, calves, and chest. The less sexy parts are the neck, face, forearm and hands/fingers. There is no mention of the buttocks.
My third reference advises the individual "when choosing a place for your tattoo, you should first analyze what type of tattoo you are getting, and what type of person you are." However they did not mention any locations associated with meaning that a person is gay either.
Despite coming up empty handed to answer my friend's question I did come up with a new juicy choice in tattoos. It is called the "smart tattoo" and was created by the latest Japanese technology. "The tattoo is flesh-colored and can be seen only after the person takes a hot bath or has an orgasm...." (Pravda, 2006)
Stay tuned for an upcoming survey to assist my friend with their dilema.
No author listed. (2006) Intimate tattoos spice up your life and give you sex drive. Pravda: Society, Real Life stories. Retrieved on July 16, 2007 from http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/85035-0/
Rovny, C. (n.d.). Stylish Tattoos. AskMen.com. Retrieved on July 16, 2007, from http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_60/66_fashion_advice.html
No Author listed. (2004). Choosing a Body Part. Tattoo Information - Know the Facts - Be Informed. Retrieved on July 16, 2007, from http://www.tattooinfo.net/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=15
Friday, July 13, 2007
(August 28, 1825 - July 14, 1895)
Karl was born in Aurich, Germany. He obtained a law and theology degree from Gottingen University and studied history at the Berlin University. It was when he was an official legal adviser for the district court of Hildesheim in 1859 that he was dismissed when his homosexuality became apparent. Shortly after this dismissal he started writing under the pseudonym of "Numa Numantius". His first essays, translated into "Researches on the Riddle of Male-Male Love, ....coined various terms to describe different sexual orientations/gender identities." (WIKI, 14th)
Several years later he started publishing with his real name. He came out "on August 29, 1867, Ulrichs became the first self-proclaimed homosexual to speak out publicly in defense of homosexuality when he pleaded at the Congress of German Jurists in Munich for a resolution urging the repeal of anti-homosexual laws." (WIKI, 14th)
"In the 1860s, Ulrichs moved around Germany, always writing and publishing, and always in trouble with the law.....In 1879, Ulrichs published the twelfth and final book of his Research on the Riddle of Man-Manly Love. In poor health, and feeling he had done all he could in Germany, he went into self-imposed exile in Italy." (WIKI, 14th)
For more on the life and works of Karl follow the research link below. I enjoyed reading his "Araxes: a Call to Free the Nature of the Urning from Penal Law" which was published in 1870 and has been commented on it's similarity to the modern GLBT movements. (WIKI, 14th)
WIKI 14th WWW KARL_HEINRICH. (n.d.). Retrieved on July 14, 2007, from
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Being out: Not concealing one's sexual orientation. (WIKI, 10th)
Being outed: When one's sexual orientation, against one's wishes or without one's consent, is made publicly. (WIKI, 10th)
Outing: A process of disclosing another's sexuality, deliberately, when that person wants to keep this information private. (WIKI, 10th)
In the closet: One who has no heterosexual contact and simply wants to not reveal their sexual orientation. (WIKI, 10th)
Why am I sharing this terminology with the reader? In my opinion, although there are varying spectrums of sexuality, the predominant choice of displayed sexuality in most cultures is heterosexuality. Additionally, there is a still in most cultures, a varying degree of non-acceptance of the other spectrums of sexuality other than heterosexuality. For the non-heterosexual individual there is a varying degree of comfort in exposing one's sexuality publicly for many personal reasons. In my opinion, it is important to be aware and respectful of one's 'being out' or 'being in'. Before writing this post I was not completely knowledgeable on the above terminology and would sometimes say that a person was 'in the closet' when I thought the person in a straight relationship to be gay. Also, before this posting, I was not always the most mindful person before opening my mouth and stating that a particular person was gay. At a later date, I will write more on coming out as, in my opinion, it is an important topic to talk about in any community.
WIKI 10th WWW Coming_out (n.d.) Retrieved on July 10, 2007 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_out
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Silva (1997) shares that "Cruz resumed to Guam in 1975 and for four years served as counsel to the governor. His eyes on election to the governorship, Cruz decided to keep his sexuality "under wraps for a while" and date women. He says Guam's social and political culture maintains a "benign intolerance" of homosexuality--a sort of "don't ask, don't tell" philosophy that has allowed the island's gays and straights to coexist in peace, if not equality."
However, in the 90's it appears that Guam is accepting of openly-gay individuals serving the community as Silva (1997) shares "in 1995 Cruz stunned both his supporters and detractors when he publicly proclaimed his homosexuality in an issue of Latte, a Guam periodical on local culture. While he worried he might be "putting a glass ceiling over my head by granting the interview, I decided that whatever happened, happened. I had to be true to myself and the community." His fears proved unfounded. "Ninety-nine percent of the reaction to the Latte piece was positive," he recalls. "People just came up to me and hugged me, saying I gave them hope.""
Is there a similar 'don't ask, don't tell' philosophy in Saipan and if so is it changing?
Silva, D. (November 25, 1997) Cruz control: newly appointed Guam supreme court justice Benjamin Cruz may be the nation's highest-ranking gay judge. The Advocate. Retrieved on July 8, 2007 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n747/ai_20013295/pg_2
Thursday, July 5, 2007
"Traveler rating: 4.0
Saipan: Pacific Islands Club: "THE place to stay in Saipan"Kaisei, Expat in Japan Mar 1, 2005
My experience with this property took place in:
My ratings for this hotel are:
I traveled to this hotel with: spouse/partner
I recommend this hotel for: An amazing honeymoon, Gay/lesbian travelers, Families with young children, Families with teenagers, Tourists
My visit was for: leisure" Reference link: (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60716-d313953-r3237614-Pacific_Islands_Club-Saipan.html)
I thought the appraisal rating that Kaisei wrote was accurate except there is no mention in the review to why PIC is a recommended hotel for gay/lesbian travelers. The only possible mention could be that Kaisei may have implied by stating "I traveled to this hotel with: spouse/partner" that they are gay themselves and enjoyed the visit therefore other gay/lesbian travelers may also enjoy their stay.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
An example of how that happened in my life: Shortly after consciously becoming aware of my sexuality, when I was 27 y/o, and choosing to live my life in accordance with my true nature, I had changed my place of employment back to a location I had worked in previously. My co-worker upon my first week back said to me that I seemed different. I did not look different, I had not changed my style of dressing, and I did not talk openly about being gay. I just said to her "oh". The following week we were sitting and chatting and out of the blue she says to me "you're gay aren't you". When I said yes, she then went on to tell me how she noticed that I am a happy individual now and not angry. Where was she when I was 16?