“It seems that I want to go back to America, and then hide again. When I came out, I never had a boyfriend, I haven’t been in a relationship. So I asked, ‘What makes me gay?’ Then eventually, after three years, I realized that I’m not gay. I’m a transgender,” she says in “Tapatan Ni Tunying” airing this Thursday (July 10).
Transgender is a term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth.
It has been a year since she and her brother Robin Padilla reconciled. However, BB admits that some parts of their relationship still need to be worked out.
“He has finally accepted me, and I saw that in him. Maybe his acceptance in not yet complete, but I can see his willingness to know and understand me better,” he explains. “I always tell myself that maybe I need more patience because if it’s hard for me to accept myself, other people, especially my family, might find it harder.”
Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV confirms reports that he plans to run for higher office in 2016 after his two terms in the Senate.
“That’s true. We’re in the process of preparing for that,” he says.
Sen. Trillanes, however, remains uncertain whether he will run for president or vice president in the next national elections.
Don’t miss the second installment of the month-long anniversary celebration of “Tapatan ni Tunying” (TNT) this Thursday (July 10) at 4PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For updates, follow @TNTunying on Twitter and Instagram, or like its Facebook page www.facebook.com/TNTunying.