Miel Pangilinan rejected a web report that identified her as a lesbian.
This occurred a few days after the youngest daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Pangilinan came out as “openly and publicly queer.”
Miel stated in an Instagram Story, captured by the entertainment website Push, that she is not a lesbian.
“I am not a lesbian, nor have I claimed to be. I stated specifically on the post that I am queer— and unless stated otherwise, don’t just make assumptions that I’m a lesbian based on the fact that I came out or that I held a pride flag. Please inform yourselves. If I was a lesbian I would have said I was a lesbian.”
She emphasized that being queer is distinct from being a lesbian.
Miel, still disappointed by the false article, added: “If you’re going to inform people, inform yourself first. And at least give my post a proper read-through before making a post about it. It’s pride month. If you’re going to make a post reporting about a person’s whole IDENTITY, I should hope that you get it right. please. there are more identities than lesbian and gay lol.”
She also stated that discussing the limits, extents, and particulars of her attraction or identity is unnecessary.
Miel Pangilinan insists she is not a lesbian
“It’s extremely personal and the fact that it’s something I need to clarify despite the including the statement that I am queer in my post is just upsetting. Identity is personal and if you’re going to report on it please stick to the source lmaoo,” she said.
Following her coming out, Miel received various positive and less supportive remarks from her social media followers.
However, she enjoys the support of her parents and older sisters Frankie and KC Concepcion.
According to The Center, queer is, “An adjective used by some people whose sexual orientation is not exclusively heterosexual. Typically, for those who identify as queer, the terms lesbian, gay, and bisexual are perceived to be too limiting and/or fraught with cultural connotations they feel don’t apply to them. Some people may use queer, or genderqueer, to describe their gender identity and/or gender expression. Once considered a pejorative term, queer has been reclaimed by some LGBTQ people to describe themselves; however, it is not a universally accepted term even within the LGBTQ community.”