Eddie Garcia admits to trying gay sex

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 28 2011 08:05 PM | Updated as of Sep 29 2011 03:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actor Eddie Garcia admitted that he had a sexual experience with another man when he was young.

“In my younger years, siguro I was 15 years old. Kailangan lahat ng bagay sa mundo kailangan mo subukan,” he said.

Garcia is part of "Praybeyt Benjamin," an upcoming film about a gay man who entered military service.

The movie is top billed by comedian Vice Ganda, who is considered a new gay icon by various Filipino homosexual communities.

Another member of the cast, actor DJ Durano, also admitted that he had a same-sex relationship when he was young.

Vice Ganda, for his part, said he is happy that his co-stars had the courage to open up about their past gay relationships.

“Masaya, liberating ‘yon para sa kanila. Positibo talaga ‘yun kasi we should accept diversity diba? Kailangan natin tanggapin ang pagkakaiba ng bawat isa at respetuhin natin ‘yon,” he said.

The "Showtime" host hopes that more people will learn to accept gays and lesbians, the same way they are recognized in "Praybeyt Benjamin." – Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News