Xander Ford Comes Out: “I am part of LGBTQ”

Social media personality Xander Ford, formerly known as Marlou Arizala, came out to the public as bisexual via Instagram on Friday.

He made the announcement through an Instagram story containing a rainbow emoji and saying: “I am part of LGBTQ #bisexual.”

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Ford followed up the story with a clip of him singing Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love. It was captioned: “Thank you tanggap n’yo ako.” [Thank you for accepting me]

He also posted on his Instagram feed a similar photo as his story with the text: “Being one of them is not a crime #bahaghari.”

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Ford’s Instagram bio now includes the proud proclamation of his bisexual identity next to a rainbow emoji.

He’d previously spoken up for the LGBTQ+ last February when he shared a photo of himself in a woman’s wig with the caption: “Walang masama sa pagiging Bakla Ang masama Ang mga utak ng tao na kahit dimoinaano madaming panlalait ang masasabi sayo.”

[There is nothing wrong with being gay. What is wrong are the people who insult you when you’ve done nothing to them.]

Ford is a former member of the boy group, Hasht5.

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