Celebs mark Pride month

Some local stars joined the celebration of Pride month.

Among them is actress Janella Salvador who tweeted: "As we step into the month of June, remember that love comes in different forms and it always — ALWAYS — deserves to be celebrated with pride. (rainbow flag emoji)."

Actress Janine Gutierrez also did the same, reposting stills from her GL series “Sleep With Me.”

Beauty queen Celeste Cortesi, meanwhile, shared some inspiring words to her online followers.

She wrote: "Good morning, twitter fam! This Pride Month, let's remember that love is the most beautiful thing we can share. Love has no labels, no boundaries, and no limitations. Happy Pride Month! (rainbow emoji) Mahal ko kayo!."

As for Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee, she teased about some Pride month events.

"Can’t wait to see you all," she stressed.

Note that Michelle came out as bisexual recently.

In an interview with Mega, the daughter of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez declared: “I definitely identify myself as bisexual. I’ve identified with that for as long as I can remember. I’m attracted to all forms of beauty, all shapes and sizes.”

There, she deemed her story as "confirmation rather than a revelation,” relating it's an “open secret.”

In fact, Michelle pointed out how her loved ones were supportive about it.

“I was getting positive feedback by just being myself. I never had to identify myself. I never had to quote, unquote come out. I was never really confronted about it by my parents or people who matter. When I get into a relationship, the first thing I will tell that person is ‘Okay, let’s get this out of the way.’ And then you can decide if you want to date me,’” she shared.

“Although my parents really gave me free reins to self-express, choose my wardrobe, choose everything, I felt that because I had such high-profile parents, I had to conform with societal standards,” she maintained. “I understood the responsibility of being the child of that and this. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t hurting anyone else’s or my parents’ reputation, despite the fact that my parents never told me it was wrong. That struggle ended in maybe high school. It has long passed.”

Note that "boyish" photos of a young Michelle circulated following her win as MUPH.

“This is a phase in my life that I’ve worked to keep in the past just because I feel that it doesn’t represent who I am now—the short hair, the sense of style, nene look, all of that. When I decided to rebrand myself entering college, I had already archived all of that,” she said about it.

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