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Genesis Redido on defending his transgender sister Angela Trajano: ‘Hindi ko ikinakahiya yun at sobrang proud ako!’

‘Love Bites’ actor Genesis Redido is proud to be part of another BL project to help fight discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Genesis Redido on defending his transgender sister Angela Trajano: ‘Hindi ko ikinakahiya yun at sobrang proud ako!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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10/06/2022 10:48 AM
Genesis Redido on defending his transgender sister Angela Trajano: ‘Hindi ko ikinakahiya yun at sobrang proud ako!’
Photo credit to @angelatrajano_ Instagram

More than two years after doing his first BL (Boys Love) project in the local series In Between: Sa Pagitan ng Kamusta at Paalam, actor Genesis Redido is cast in another kind of role in the anthology series Love Bites. In their episode “He Must Choose,” Genesis becomes part of a love triangle along with co-stars Sky Quizon and Nico Antonio. 

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In real life, the actor and volleyball athlete admitted that love triangles can be avoided in healthy relationships.

“Di ba meron tayong mga ways para ma-enlighten ka like communication? Kung nag-uusap at maganda yung communication, hindi magiging malabo yung isang relasyon eh. Kahit pa kumplikado ito or hindi, basta ba nag-uusap ng open, vulnerable sila,” he shared during the Love Bites mediacon. 

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With his latest BL project, Genesis revealed he has a higher purpose that is bigger than just showing off his acting talent. He is also honoring his older sibling and transgender actress Angela Trajano who also stars in another episode of Love Bites opposite Kristof Garcia. 

“Para ito sa mga walang boses. Kumbaga kami yung may platform and opportunity na magkuwento ng mga kuwento ng mga kaibigan natin at kapatid natin. Kaya gusto ko na rin kunin itong opportunity na ito shoutout sa buong Pilipinas at buong mundo na sobrang proud ako na gumaganap ako ng Boys Love kasi hindi ko lang natutulungan dito yung kapatid ko. Kasi kapatid ko si Maria Angela Trajano. Siya yung trans sister ko and siya talaga yung reason kung bakit ko tinanggap yung unang project ko na BL. Sobrang emotional din ako kasi yung kapatid ko sobrang mahal na mahal ko and ito na yung isang bagay na regalo ko sa kanya para ma-normalize nga at yung discrimination mawala,” he explained. 

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Growing up with both his parents working abroad, Genesis has a very close bond with his sister whom he is very proud of.

“Kasi masakit sa akin bilang kapatid niya na pag kasama niya ako sa mall, dini-discriminate siya na (naririnig ko sinasabi), ‘Ang laki nito, center ata ito ng basketball,’ kasi 6’1” yung ate ko. Kumbaga, hindi ko kaya na masaktan yung kapatid ko sa harapan ko mismo at naririnig ko. Ako yung may platform na sabihin sa mga tao na iwasan yung mga ganung discrimination kasi tao yan eh. Hindi lang nila napapakita sa inyo na kung gaano sila nasasaktan. Pero pag nasa bahay sila, dun nila nalalabas yun na parang, ‘Iba ba kami?’ Ako yung kapamilya niya, sa akin niya sinasabi at nararamdaman ko din yun,” he admitted. 

The Love Bites actor also took the opportunity to thank the show for including him in the lineup this season.

“Kaya thank you sa mga direktor at producers na nagbigay sa akin ng opportunity na gumawa ng ganitong role. At hindi ko ikinakahiya yun at sobrang proud ako dun,” he added. 

Watch Sky Quizon, Genesis Redido, and Nico Antonio in the Love Bites episode “He Must Choose. ” Love Bites is composed of eight different stories of love featuring some of the brightest Kapamilya stars. This “Made For YouTube” offering will stream every Friday at 8 p.m.