MANILA -- TV host-actress Anne Curtis professed her love and support for the LGBTQIA+ community amid the heated debate on the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression) bill.
"With the SOGIE bill hearing recently happening and with such a heated discussion ongoing about it being passed. I just want to share my thoughts. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and have been open about that for years," she said in an Instagram post.
"I have friends and family who are part of this community and whom I love very much. It breaks my heart and saddens me that people are so against the passing of the bill when in fact, it all boils down to equal rights as human beings. But sadly, because of discrimination, a bill like this has to be made. Because, instead of kindness, compassion, respect and understanding, it has come to a point where they need this bill to protect their rights as human beings."
"Equality is all they seek for. Equality regardless of what gender they identify as or how they choose to express themselves and equality as human beings and citizens of this country. Just like all of us," she wrote.
Aside from Curtis, comedy superstar Vice Ganda has also expressed his support and even made waves in social media when he questioned the statement made by Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on the bill.