Saturday, September 27, 2014

Young, Wild and Free...

Apple was 10 when she came out. "Nag-cross-dress ako; inipon ko allowance ko, tapos bumibili ako ng blouse (I wore women's clothes; I saved my allowance to buy these clothes)," she said.

Even when she was young, her dad never reprimanded her for being "iba (different)." "Nagagalit siya hindi dahil trans ako, kundi dahil sa ginagawa ko (He never got angry because I'm transgender, but because of what I do)," she said. "Tulad ng pag-uwi ng gabing-gabi, di nag-aaral (Like going home really late, or not studying)..."

Now as a lady of 23, if there's an advice she can give, it is this: "Be yourself. Huwag pipigilan ang sarili. Mahirap ang magpigil. Mas masarap na bata ka pa at alam mo namang bakla ka pala, magrampa ka na (Don't deny yourself. It's hard to deny yourself. It's better if while still young and you already know you're gay anyway, you should already come out)."

She looked at the older gay men around her. "Minsan ka lang sariwa. Kaya dapat, while young pa, out na (You're only fresh once. So while still young, come out already)!"

source: Speak Carabao


  1. wow!!! at first look I really thought he was a real woman. but that's okay wherever your heart desires.

  2. Aha you got me there, she does lok like a real woman. Good for her/his Dad for supporting what makes her happy.

  3. She's so pretty and she's right, just be yourself. Look at BB Gandanghari, too late na when he came out. Hehehe

  4. I have a nephew that is gay. We LOVE him just the way he is.

  5. Apple is one brave soul. There's nothing wrong with accepting and showing who we are for as long as we're not hurting/harming anyone. -- Maria Teresa Figuerres