MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Who’d ever think that the Philippines’ Senate President, an icon of showbiz’s macho culture, would finally come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community?
It happened during Senate deliberations on the proposed SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression) Bill which aims to ban and penalize discriminatory practices directed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Expressing frustration about having to figure out what LGBTQ+ stands for, Senator Tito Sotto admitted that he, too, is a member of the LGBTQ+C community —“C” meaning “confused.”
It wasn’t immediately clear whether he meant he was confused about the terminology that describes the different groups within the gay community, or if he was confused about his own gender identity.
He suggested that the community be referred to instead as “homo sapiens,” since “what we’re discussing, really, is homosexuality.”