American Idol alumnus David Archuleta umaming miyembro ng LGBTQIA+ community

by Jojo Gabinete
Jun 13, 2021
David Archuleta: "I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family."
PHOTO/S: @davidarchuleta on Instagram

Miyembro ng LGBTQIA+ Community ang American singer-actor na si David Archuleta.

Ginawa ni David ang kanyang pag-amin sa buwan ng June, ang Gay Pride Month.

Pinalaya niya ang sarili na June 12 sa Amerika, ang araw ng kalayaan ng Pilipinas na ginugunita ng mga Pilipino na naninirahan sa U.S.

Pero noong 2014, ipinagtapat na niya sa kanyang pamilya na siya ay gay.

Maraming Pilipino ang tagahanga ni David mula nang sumali ito sa Season 7 ng American Idol noong 2007.

Lalong nadagdagan ang Pinoy fans ni David nang magtanghal ito sa Pilipinas at magbida siya sa Nandito Ako, ang television series ng TV5 na napanood noong February 20, 2012 hanggang March 23, 2012.

Ito ang kabuuan ng pahayag ni 30-year-old singer tungkol sa kanyang paglantad na miyembro siya ng LGBTQIA+ community:

“I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way.

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“I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family.

“But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges.

“There are people experiencing the same feelings of being LGBTQIA+, (i know that’s a lot of letters that a lot of people don’t understand, but there are a lot of unique experiences people feel and live that make them feel isolated and alone that are represented) who are wrestling to follow their beliefs that are so important to them, just as I have.

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“Idk [I don’t know] what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself.

“I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith.

“There are more than you may realize going through that wrestle after all the misunderstandings that come with it. I don’t think it should come down to feeling you have to accept one or the other.

“For me to find peace the reality has been to accept both are real things I experience and make who I am. I’ve yet to figure out what that means but I appreciate you listening to this personal matter.

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“Again I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, but felt I needed to to bring more awareness to people in my same situation and let you know you’re not alone. You can be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and still believe in God and His gospel plan..."

Tumanggap ng mga papuri at suporta si David mula sa mga kasamahan niya sa American Idol gaya nina David Cook at Jordin Sparks dahil sa kanyang rebelasyon na gay siya.

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Hinangaan din ng fans ni David ang pagpapakatotoo nito sa sarili, kasama ang pangakong patuloy nilang susuportahan ang singing career ng kanilang iniidolo na singer-actor.

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David Archuleta: "I’ve been open to myself and my close family for some years now that I am not sure about my own sexuality. I came out in 2014 as gay to my family."
PHOTO/S: @davidarchuleta on Instagram
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