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Global Star Charice (And 'Glee's' Sunshine) Comes Out As Gay

We're feeling all sorts of pride today following global star Charice's decision to publicly come out as a lesbian during a June 2 talk show appearance in her native Philippines!

You probably know Charice from her recurring role as "Sunshine" on Glee and that memorable appearance on Oprah back in the day

Charice spoke with the Philippines' The Buzz host Boy Abunda, saying (according to Hollywood Life)--the video is in Tagalog:

“Opo, tomboy po ako,” Charice told Boy — which means, “Yes, I’m a lesbian” — when he asked if the rumors about her being a lesbian were true. It was a huge moment for the singer, who up until that point had remained silent on questions about her sexuality.

“Now I feel free,” Charice said in her native language. “I can go out of the house without fear and certain that I’m not stepping on anybody’s toe.”


The interview with Boy concluded with Charice in tears, asking for forgiveness from people who, she said, might not be able to understand or accept her for who she is. She added that the change in her style was not some sort of rebellion, but simply an expression of who she really wants to be.

Finally, Charice thanked those who are able to take her for who she is: “To those who can accept me, thank you very much,” she said. “We are all equal, whether you are gay or straight.”


We're proud of you, Charice--and we're wishing you nothing but sunshine! 

What do you think about Charice's decision to come out, Instincters?


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Awesome! More faces for the LGBTQ community.

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