Several members of the LGBTQIA+ community rallied behind Catriona Gray for taking a stand and supporting the cause.
Catriona Gray, a Christian, got questioned by a netizen for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray recently took to Instagram to promote a Facebook live session with a local beer brand to talk about LGBTQIA+ in time for Pride month.
“Happy PRIDE ️ tune into @sanmiglightph facebook page to catch my #MahabahabangUsapan FB Live on all things LGBTQIA+ & Pride! I learnt soooooo much and hope in watching you will all too,” she wrote.
While several fans of the actress commended her for support for the LGBTQIA+ community, one netizen took it against her and deemed her advocacy contrary to her faith as a Christian.
“What happened @catriona_gray about your testimony about your Christianity? Please do not compromise,” the netizen wrote, questioning her support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
To which Catriona Gray responded: “My belief as a Christian does not limit me from fighting for the rights of others. I love my God and love my fellow brothers and sisters. Religion is never an excuse to hate, put down or act indifferent to the suffering of others. I believe God is love, and I will treat everyone—no matter who they are, to the best of my ability, with love.”
Meanwhile, several members of the LGBTQIA+ rallied behind Catriona Gray on social media for taking a stand and supporting the cause. See some of the netizens’ tweets below:
We decided to stan harder. Everyone, here is Catriona Gray 👑 pic.twitter.com/RDG2VmI7SC
— noeh (@johnxnoeh) June 15, 2019
Even before winning the Miss Universe crown, Catriona Gray has always been an avid supporter of Love Yourself Inc., a community volunteers supporting HIV counseling, testing, treatment, and life-coaching, among others.