Actress Klea Pineda celebrated her first pride month since coming out by posting an empowering message coupled with some fierce takes from a photoshoot.
The 24-year-old came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community during her birthday in March 2023 and proudly introduced her non-showbiz girlfriend, Katrice Kierulf.
In an Instagram post, she penned an inspiring message about showing her authentic self and thanked the LGBTQ+ community for supporting her, accompanied by snaps from a photoshoot.
“By being honest and true to myself, I finally found MY people. These people help me in this journey as I gain more confidence, have better self-awareness, and be more comfortable in presenting my authentic self. Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam na I don’t have to hide in the shadows anymore because of all of you! For that, I cannot be more thankful,” she wrote.
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Klea also expressed how grateful she is to become an inspiration for some to take the courage to come out and show their true selves. “I wish I can hug each and every one of you to repay the immense love that you give me,” she added.
She concluded her post with a “promise” to the LGBTQ+ community. “To celebrate my first Pride Month since I came out, here’s my promise: In a world where we have to fight for our basic needs and rights, know that I am here for you, and I stand in solidarity with you! Happy Pride Month, loves!”
Klea and Katrice also joined the recent Pride March to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.
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