Opisyal nang nag-come out ang TV host na si Raymond Gutierrez bilang isang “gay.”
“I’m here to formally say that I am a proud member of the LGBTQ community. And it feels great saying that publicly because I am,” pag-amin niya sa ekslusibong panayam ng MEGA Entertainment.
“@mond It’s been a long time coming 🏳️🌈” saad niya caption ng kanyang Instagram post.
Ani Gutierrez, natutunanan niya ngayong pandemya ang sulitin ang bawat sandali ng buhay dahil maikli lang ito.
“I’ve never felt more happy and content with my life, and I feel like I wanna share that with people, and what the pandemic really taught me is to live your life because life is short.”
Kuwento niya, napagtanto niyang hindi maging madali maging bahagi ng LGBTQIA+ community lalo na noong kakasimula niya pa lamang sumabak sa showbiz.
“Well, I was a kid but going back again to show business at 19 to be a TV host, that’s when it really hit me that, ‘Wow, being gay is really not accepted in a lot of these communities.'”
Aniya, ginagawa niya ang pag-come out upang magsilbing inspirasyon sa mga indibidiwal na dumaan din sa sa pagtuklas ng kanilang sexuality.
“I’m doing this now just because I’ve had so many learnings during the pandemic that maybe a lot of people are going through similar situations as me,” sambit niya.
“I wanna empower those people. I wanna tell them that, ‘You’re not alone. I was going through the same things.’ I want to be an example to the next generation who are struggling, who are feeling suppressed to take time in finding themselves and being happy with themselves,” dagdag pa niya.
Bilang pagpapakita ng suporta, nagkomento sa naturang IG post ang ilan sa kanyang mga showbiz friends tulad nina Isabelle Daza, Rajo Lauel, Bubbles Paraiso at kapatid niyang si Richard.
“isabelledaza I am so PROUD of you 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈”
“@rajolaurel ❤️❤️❤️❤️ proud of you! @mond 🌈🌈🌈”
“@bubblesparaiso I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MY LOVE ❤️ always here supporting you, and this, this will empower more people to come out in the open, to talk about who they really are.. love you!!!! ❤️”.