‘Glee’ Actress Charice Comes Out: ‘Yes, I Am a Lesbian’

June 3, 2013 10:10 am
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After months of speculation, Charice has finally put an end to the chatter about her sexual orientation.

During an interview with a Filipino show on Saturday, the singer who played Sunshine Corazon on Glee revealed, “Opo, tomboy po ako,” which is Filipino for “Yes, I am a lesbian.”

Immediately after the revelation, Charice felt such relief.

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“Now I feel free,” she explained during the tearful interview. “I can go out of the house without fear and certain that I’m not stepping on anybody’s toe.”

Sadly, her family doesn’t feel the same way. Charice also added that she is currently estranged from her mother Raquel Pempengco and grandmother.

Still, Charice dedicated two songs to them, as well as her brother Carl.

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Although her family has yet to accept her, she says her fans have been supportive.

“But to those who can accept me, thank you very much,” Charice said. “We are all equal, whether you are gay or straight.”


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