This TV Show Told A Gay Dad To Go Back Into The Closet And A Lesbian Mom Stood Up For Him

When a gay father of two boys asked how he might help his kids not be teased at school because of his sexuality and gender presentation, he was told to go back into the closet.

Eat…Bulaga!, a popular noon time show in the Philippines, featured an out gay man named Diamond with a wife and children, asking for advice.

Diamond gets on stage at the 26:48 mark, where he is asked repeatedly by the show's hosts in Tagalog, “Is that really your birth name?”

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Diamond asked what he can do to prevent his kids from being bullied for having a gay father.

Diamond asked what he can do to prevent his kids from being bullied for having a gay father.

“My problem is that I have three kids — two are boys — and I have experienced being discriminated and teased by people who didn't understand my being gay,” Diamond said in Tagalog. “One of my kids is about to go to school. Of course, when I take him to school and his classmates see me like this, it's unavoidable that he will be teased too. My problem is how do I prevent this, [I need] a solution wherein my kids won't be involved.”

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One of the hosts suggested that Diamond change the way he dressed, behaved, and looked.

One of the hosts suggested that Diamond change the way he dressed, behaved, and looked.

Comedian Jose Manalo told Diamond in Tagalog, “The very first thing you need to do…you — Can you try and not change your sexual orientation, but instead change your gender expression? You can still be gay.”

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Another of the show’s hosts, Philippine senator Tito Sotto, added in Tagalog, “In other words, go back into the closet.”

Another of the show's hosts, Philippine senator Tito Sotto, added in Tagalog, "In other words, go back into the closet."

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