Proud member ng LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community ang kinoronahang Binibining Cebu 2020 na si Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
Sa question-and-answer portion ng pageant na ginanap sa Pacific Grand Ballroom ng Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Lunes ng gabi, January 13, inamin ng beauty queen mula sa bayan ng San Fernando na mayroon siyang girlfriend.
Ito ang sagot ni Beatrice sa tanong kung ano ang nagpapaganda sa kanya:
“I guess what makes me beautiful is my bravery and being true to myself.
“To tell you guys honestly, I have a girlfriend, I have tattoos, and I’m very proud of my imperfection.
"And I guess that what makes me beautiful."
Sa panayam ng local daily na The Freeman, sinabi ni Beatrice na limang taon na sila ng kanyang girlfriend, na palagi raw nagtutulak sa kanyang sumali sa mga beauty pageant.
“I’m very happy that the organization accepted me for who I am and that a lot of people are supporting my cause.
"I don’t want to struggle, because I’m the one who’s going to suffer.
“If I hide it, I will be hurting a lot of people including my girlfriend,” pahayag niya.
Tiniyak naman ni Beatrice sa mga kapwa niya miyembro ng LGBT na nakasuporta siya sa mga ito.
“I am your representative, and I hope I made all of you proud.”
Nagsaliksik ang PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at natukoy namin ang ipinagmalalaking girlfriend ni Beatrice—ang performance DJ na si Kate Jagdon.
Pagkatapos makaronohan si Beatrice bilang Binibining Cebu 2020 ay isang mensahe ang ibinahagi ni Kate sa kanyang Instagram account:
“Congratulations to the new Binibining Cebu 2020 Beatrice Luigi Gomez and the rest of her court, besting over 53 other candidates in the pageant held in waterfront cebu.
"Your journey of finding true beauty, strength, bravery and being true to one’s self is an inspiration to every Cebuano and your advocacy about youth empowerment through sports is a shining example that there is always a way to make life better.
"You’ve shown true humanity that many should emulate.
"You have come a long way, but I know this is only the beginning always remember I am always here to support you no matter what. [heart emoji].”
Makikita rin sa Instagram posts ni Kate ang ilang sweet moments nila ni Beatrice.
Sa isang post ni Kate "65 weeks ago" ay ito ang mensahe niya para kay Beatrice:
"Nothing more compare the happiness I felt for this moment having someone like you in my life.
"Thanks be to God! Yes I said that, because your one of a kind, I’m glad and will always feel blessed for having you in my life.”