The transgender model and actress, now based in California, took to Instagram this Friday to make a case against the stigma and discrimination that transgender people like herself deal with on the daily.
Transgender model and actress BB Gandanghari revealed that she was taken into urgent care after a bullying incident took place in her workplace last Wednesday (US time).
BB, now based in California, took to Instagram this Friday to make a case against the stigma and discrimination that transgender people like herself deal with on the daily. “Say NO to workplace BULLYING.... What would you do when you’re transgender and your personal and professional boundaries are being violated and attacked in a work environment who claims to be a SAFE ZONE for people like me?,” she said.
According to BB, she was rushed to the center after experiencing hypertension caused by emotional distress and anxiety attack. “My body’s a train wreck that I was advised by my doctor to pause from work as I deal with this extreme emotional distress and severe anxiety attack that’s causing my blood pressure to shoot up. So help me God,” she added.
It was in 2006 when BB, born as Rustom Padilla, came out as gay during a televised conversation he had with fellow housemate Keanna Reeves in the reality competition Pinoy Big Brother. He identified as a transgender later on.
In 2016, a petition to change her legal name and gender was approved by a court in Los Angeles, California, to which she has since relocated. “This is it! And I thought this day would never come. And I thank my GOD and my LORD for making these things happen. Everything makes sense now, and to this great country the United States of America for providing this [basic human right]. Thank you!" she said.