Vice Ganda: It's liberating to be new gay icon

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2010 02:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2010 02:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Comedian and “Showtime” judge Vice Ganda finds it liberating that he is being considered as a new gay icon by various Filipino gay communities.

According to the comedian, by being a television icon, he is representing the gays who like to dress as girls.

"For the longest time, wala naman tayong nakikita or napapanood na openly gay. Kaya parang liberating ‘yong ganitong experience. Para ‘yong mga pa-girl na bakla, nagkaroon din sila ng representasyon sa telebisyon..." he said.

"Unti-unting nasasabi natin na hindi lang basta nato-tolerate, naa-accept na rin [ang mga gays]," he told “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.”