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American Idol David Archuleta, umaming miyembro ng LGBTQIA+
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American Idol David Archuleta, umaming miyembro ng LGBTQIA+

SHOW-MY - Salve Asis (Pilipino Star Ngayon) - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am

Thank you, next. Ito ang reaction ng ibang nakabasa sa mahabang post ng former American Idol contes­tant / singer / songwriter David Archuleta na inaming miyembro siya ng LGBTQIA+.

Ayon kay David na ilang beses nang nag-concert sa bansa, 2014 pa lang ay nag-out na siya sa kanyang pamilya tungkol sa tunay niyang kasarian.

Narito ang buong post niya:

“I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way. I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality.

“I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage.

“Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges. There are people experiencing the same feelings of being LGBTQIA+, (i know that’s a lot of letters that a lot of people don’t understand, but there are a lot of unique experiences people feel and live that make them feel isolated and alone that are represented) who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them, just as I have. Idk what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself. I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith.

“There are more than you may rea­lize going through that wrestle after all the misunderstandings that come with it. I don’t think it should come down to feeling you have to accept one or the other. For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make who I am. I’ve yet to figure out what that means but I appreciate you listening to this personal matter. Again I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone. You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan...”

Maraming sumaludo at naglakas-loob siya na gawin ‘yun at mag-open tungkol sa kanyang tunay na nararamdaman.

Actually, nang huling bisita niya sa Pilipinas ay pinag-uusapan na ang diumano’y tunay niyang gender.

Ngayon, sino raw kaya sa mga actor / singer natin ang tutulad kay David at ilalantad na ang totoong kasarian para makatulong din sa mga taong nasa ganung sitwasyon kasabay ng paniniwala sa Diyos?

Tiyak na ‘pag ginawa rin nila ‘yun, kabibiliban din sila tulad sa naging reaction sa social media kay David.

DAVID ARCHULETA
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