On Sunday I YouTubed Charice's performance of "Maghintay Ka Lamang," which means "you only have to wait," and coincidentally, unbeknownst to me, the international Filipina pop superstar whom I was clinging to through her music that day was coming out of the closet as a lesbian on national television in the Philippines.
When international singing phenom Charice celebrated her 21st birthday last May 10, she intimated to me that her party was her “coming out” of sorts... I’m able to express myself better now. I have come to accept the real me. I have come to love the real me. I now celebrate the real me,” she said, expressing her thoughts in one breath, in straight English without her acquired American twang.