Miel Pangilinan clarifies she's not a lesbian

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Miel Pangilinan clarifies she's not a lesbian
Miel Pangilinan
Miel Pangilinan via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — After coming out as a member of the queer community, Sharon Cuneta's daughter Miel Pangilinan clarified that she's not a lesbian. 

In her Instagram story, Miel said that being queer does not automatically mean being a lesbian. 

“I am not a lesbian, nor have I claimed to be. I stated specifically on the post that I am queer — and unless stated otherwise don’t just make assumptions that I’m a lesbian based on the fact that I came out or that I held a pride flag. Please inform yourselves. If I was a lesbian I would have said I was a lesbian,” she said. 

“If you’re going to inform people, inform yourself first. And at least give my post a proper read-through before making a post about it. It’s pride month. If you’re going to make a post reporting about a person’s whole IDENTITY, I should hope that you get it right. Please. There are more identities than lesbian and gay lol,” she added.


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Miel’s coming out last week received mixed reactions from social media users. Her family, however, fully supported her. 

“It’s extremely personal and the fact that it’s something I need to clarify despite the including the statement that I am queer in my post is just upsetting. Identity is personal and if you’re going to report on it please stick to the source lmaoo,” she said.

RELATED: Sharon Cuneta, Kiko Pangilinan support daughter Miel's coming out

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