Survival Through Pluralism

  title={Survival Through Pluralism},
  author={Michael Lim Tan},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={117 - 142}
  • M. L. Tan
  • Published 21 May 2001
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Homosexuality
It is the eve of Queen’s Day in Amsterdam and I am at a party on Herengrachtone of the canal streetsin a bed and breakfast owned by a Filipino gay man and his Dutch lover. The Filipino now has Dutch citizenship, as do most of the dozen or so Filipinos attending the party. Some are with long-term partners, others with recent boyfriends, and still others, alone. Many have lived in Europe and the United States for several years now. I hear Tagalog and CebuanoFilipino languagesmixed with English… 
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