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Sharon Cuneta supports daughter Miel Pangilinan coming out as queer: ‘I love her just the same’

Megastar Sharon Cuneta supports her youngest daughter Miel Pangilinan after the latter publicly came out as a member of the LGBTQ community on June 15.

Sharon Cuneta supports daughter Miel Pangilinan coming out as queer: ‘I love her just the same’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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06/15/2022 04:56 PM
Sharon Cuneta supports daughter Miel Pangilinan coming out as queer: ‘I love her just the same’
Photo credit to @reallysharoncuneta Instagram

On June 15, Miel Pangilinan shared on social media that she was officially coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. This decision was given full support by her mother Sharon Cuneta who immediately reposted her daughter’s original post along with her own message of affirmation and love.

Sharon wrote,

“All I will say is that I LOVE ALL MY CHILDREN AND WILL SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR LIVES AND CHOICES. I am proud of my children and ALL MY CHILDREN ARE PERFECT. I love you, my Miel.”


READ: Miel Pangilinan comes out as a member of the LGBTQ community

Miel’s original message reads, “@mielpangilinan: This June, I am celebrating my first pride month as openly and publicly queer. :) I really can't figure out the words to say right now. It's a really emotional and freeing time right now, and I’m endlessly thankful to my close friends and family who have supported me and shown me love as I’ve grown and explored my own gender and sexual identity.

“I know it sounds silly, but posting this truly feels cathartic. I’ve spent so many sleepless nights over the span of much of my childhood and teenage life worrying and wondering about a plethora of things surrounding my identity, and it only feels right that I post this at the point I’m in now where I’m comfortable enough in who I am and who I love and how I choose to present. It's kind of a full circle moment for me, in a way.

“Ii'm also incredibly thankful that I am able to safely celebrate my identity this year, as I know there are many of people in this country that don't have the same privilege. We've got a long way to go in terms of our fight for equality, but that is not to discredit the work and sacrifices made by queer Filipinos throughout history and in the present day, who have done so much to make our voices heard and have helped us go farther than where we were before.

“I've also got a lot to learn and understand as a newer member of the Filipino queer community, and I’m trying my best to educate myself on current situations and present issues relating to gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights in our country, and I am always open to learn as much as I can especially from other figures in our community. happiest and safest of pride months, allies and members of the queer community alike.”

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In another post, Sharon said, “I know that my Miel's coming out will draw lots of attention. Lots of them will be negative. Lots of people who are quick to judge instead of pausing to think for a moment that my daughter, like so many members of the LGBTQ+ Community, did not choose to be queer. She just is.

“I believe God doesn't make mistakes. So many of the most sincere and most decent people I know are also LGBTQ+ and I love them for all that they are. What's next is that I will have a happier daughter who is now ‘free’ and will always be a good person with a good heart—and still always courageous. She is cute in that her crushes on boys especially in K-Pop are genuine. And if she likes girls that'll be genuine, too. 

“She will certainly be treated no different by us her family and those who truly love her. I will love her just the same, if not more. Like I said, all my children are PERFECT. I may be a Mom with traditional values, but that doesn't mean that my mind is too tiny to accept people for what they are—what more my own child? 

“What matters in a person is their goodness. Sincerity, pureness of heart. Faith in God. In Miel, I have all those. I am proud of my girl and always will be. Needless to say, she will always have my support and love. No big deal. I love you, my Yellie.

“With all of my heart, and more than life itself. Be strong! It's your life, no one else's. Don't give any negative commenters any attention. They don't matter. We do. And we've got your back. Forever and ever. @mielpangilinan”

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Miel is Sharon’s second daughter with senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan who ran for the vice presidential position in last month’s elections. Her older sister Frankie is currently in New York pursuing her studies while half-sister KC Concepcion is currently based in Los Angeles, California.