Christine Bersola-Babao’s "Being Gay" article earns her flak; Critics accuse her of bigotry

Christine Bersola-Babao has drawn flak for her Philippine Star article "Being Gay." The article revolved around the question "What should a parent do if the child shows early signs of being gay?"

Christine Bersola-Babao has drawn flak for her Philippine Star article "Being Gay." The article revolved around the question "What should a parent do if the child shows early signs of being gay?"

 

Bersola-Babao cited the answers given by Dr. Camille Garcia and cited her own experience as a parenting strategy, "I think the presence of a dominant male figure in our home, that is Julius my husband, is a great factor why Nio is very much male. They play rough games such as boxing, kiddie baseball, sword fights, wrestling and the like. I think that activities such as these will help establish the child's gender role."

 

Bersola-Babao has addressed criticisms through her Twitter account, diverting the negative response to Dr. Garcia:

 

 

To read the full version of "Being Gay," log on to Philstar.com.

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