This island nation is the self-proclaimed country of transgender love. Its capital city, Manila, is famous for its lively and exciting nightlife and its cosmopolitan atmosphere. At night, the streets of all the bigger cities come alive with activity and entertainment. With its vibrant transgender community, this country has become the go-to destination for globetrotters looking for pleasure and love.
Do you want to hook up with Filipino ladyboys? The Internet is not the only way to meet someone. There are a few trans-friendly bars you can go to in Manila. The best ones – Siren, Hiya’s, and Mikko’s – are close to the beach. Ladyboys flock to the gay, trans, and drag shows taking place here. The music is great, loud, and fun. The atmosphere is casual and laid-back.
Drag queen shows and cabaret shows across the country are popular with trans women and with foreigners who are interested in dating them. Trans-friendly events are arranged by local organizations all year round. You can find a list of upcoming ones on Facebook.
While it’s not hard to meet and hook up with a ladyboy in the island country, please remember that although Filipina trans women seem strong and resilient, they are quite sensitive. Questions about their “true” gender and whether they’ve had surgery might provoke an anxious and even negative response. A lot of ladyboys in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines have been undergoing hormone treatment since a young age. Some of them have had bottom surgery to have their penis removed, and others have (also) had top surgery to remove secondary sex characteristics. It is not hard to underestimate the stress and pressure surgical and hormonal treatments can have.
To sum up, it would be an understatement to say there are certain differences between dating ladyboys and dating women who were born into the right gender. You need to have some awareness of pertinent issues if you want to date a Filipina trans woman. Many of them have grown up battling discrimination and prejudice for no valid reason whatsoever. These experiences have affected who they are and have become.
The Philippines is a country wrought with contradiction. Many Filipinos embrace the trans community and even the Catholic Church, which dominates the public sphere, is moving in the direction of acceptance. The current Pope has demonstrated support of the community on more than one occasion.