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Gay and Filipino

Charice's Coming Out: Acknowledging the Difficulties of Being LGBT and Filipino

JR Tungol | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I heard the news, I started crying. I thought, "Finally, a celebrity coming-out story I can fully relate to!" That closeted young Filipino boy still lives inside me, and I'm beyond grateful to Charice for letting him know that it's OK to be gay and Filipino.

Strengthening My Filipino Pride Through My Gay Pride

JR Tungol | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

When I hit puberty, my homosexuality was something I could not let slip. I did not want to disappoint my traditional Filipino parents, and in that vein, I grew angry toward them and thought that they would never understand my feelings and what I was going through.