Filipino actor Klea Pineda comes out as ‘proud member of LGBTQIA+ neighborhood’

To rejoice her twenty fourth birthday, Filipino actor Klea Pineda received right here out as a “proud member” of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood.

On March 19, Pineda unveiled the knowledge in an Instagram put up that included images of herself and a protracted description detailing her decision to return out publicly. 

My twenty fourth birthday is extra explicit since I lastly mustered up the braveness to return out to the world as my true real self. I can say that that’s the bravest decision I’ve made in my life. I would like the world to know that I’m a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood.

I do know not all people will understand and respect this decision. Nonetheless all by means of the years, I’ve found to prioritize the problems that give pleasure and meaning to my life, and revealing my sexuality to the world is an enormous part of it.

My sexuality is just one aspect of my life and it gained’t stop me from chasing after my needs. I’m nonetheless the an identical Klea that you just simply beloved and supported all by means of the years. The one distinction now’s I can proudly say that I’m gay!

Pineda’s mother, Charito, expressed pleasure for her daughter’s decision in her private Instagram put up: “Fully glad birthday, my first born. On a regular basis happy with you, we love you numerous.”

The actor said she hopes to encourage and empower others who’re struggling to return to phrases with their sexuality.

Pineda well-known that there’s nothing mistaken with who they’re, encouraging them to be “the person who your youthful self will be happy with.”

Shifting forward, Pineda said that she must proceed residing her life “fearlessly” and remind others to “unfold love and empowerment.”

The 24-year-old first rose to stardom after profitable GMA Neighborhood’s experience actuality rivals “StarStruck” in 2015. She has since starred in hit drama sequence, similar to “Encantadia” and “Magkaagaw,” throughout the Philippines.

Pineda reportedly met her 28-year-old girlfriend, Katrice Kierulf, on TikTok. 

Kierulf, a YouTuber and motorcycle racing fanatic, moreover celebrated Pineda’s announcement and birthday in an Instagram put up.

“I contemplate the celebrities aligned for us for a motive. I’m previous lucky to have met you on this lifetime, Klea. You’re probably the most loving, affected particular person and generous soul I’ve ever met. I’m so proud to call you my girlfriend,” Kierulf wrote. 

In a separate put up, Kierulf shared a seashore {photograph} of her and her girlfriend with the hashtag “Love On a regular basis Wins.”

“Not all people will understand our love story. Nonetheless we gained’t let it shatter our goals, needs and the long run we have to assemble collectively,” Kierulf wrote.

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