Miel Pangilinan: ‘I am not a lesbian’

Published June 19, 2022, 12:34 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Miel Pangilinan (Instagram)

Miel Pangilinan, daughter of actress Sharon Cuneta and politician Kiko Pangilinan, has clarified her “coming out” story.

In an Instagram story, she pointed out she’s not lesbian.

Miel shared a screenshot of an article which has a title that read: “Anak ni Megastar na si Miel Pangilinan nag-out as lesbiyana ngayong Pride Month.”

According to Miel, it’s “incorrect.”

“I am not a lesbian, nor have I claimed to be. I stated specifically on the post that I am queer— and unless stated otherwise, don’t just make assumptions that I’m a lesbian based on the fact that I came out or that I held a pride flag. Please inform yourselves. If I was a lesbian, I would have said I was a lesbian,” she said.

“I am queer. queer ≠ lesbian,” she reiterated. “If you’re going to inform people, inform yourself first. And at least give my post a proper read-through before making a post about it. It’s pride month. If you’re going to make a post reporting about a person’s whole IDENTITY, I should hope that you get it right. Please. There are more identities than lesbian and gay lol.”

Miel believes that she doesn’t need to talk about the boundaries and extents and specifics of her attraction or identity.

“It’s extremely personal and the fact that it’s something I need to clarify despite the including the statement that I am queer in my post is just upsetting. Identity is personal and if you’re going to report on it please stick to the source lmaoo,” she ended.

Recall that a few days ago, Miel also reacted to an “insanely offensive” remark following her revelation.