Why bullied gay teen is joining 'PBB'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 16 2015 02:08 AM | Updated as of Jun 16 2015 10:08 AM

A 14-year-old boy from Cebu is hoping to address misconceptions about the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community with his stint as a housemate in the 10th anniversary edition of "Pinoy Big Brother."

Dubbed "Kid Sunshine ng Cebu," Ryan James Bacalla was the first housemate to be introduced on Monday leading up to the premiere of "Pinoy Big Brother 737" this weekend.

The openly gay Bacalla, who has endured bullying in his neighborhood and school, will be followed by several other housemate introductions in the coming days.

Just like Bacalla, they are expected to appear on "It's Showtime," "TV Patrol" and "Aquino & Abunda Tonight."