- Ogie Diaz shared his thoughts on his li
fe as a father despite being gay
- He recalled how he grew up in a conservative time when gays were expected to be behaved
- The comedian said he is thankful that he got to become a father despite not being perfect
Ogie Diaz shared his reflection on his life as a father and a husband despite being gay.
As the New Year begins, Ogie reflected on how he was able to overcome the insecurities he had while growing up until he became a family man. On Facebook, the comedian posted photos of his family as they wore terno pajamas and shared how thankful he is.
Ogie began to share that he grew up with 7 siblings. Back then, having a gay son was a “big deal” in a family. He was taught that he shouldn’t flaunt himself but should still be prim and proper.
He wrote, “Sabi nila, kundi malas, kahihiyan sa pamilya. Kaya kung bakla ka, hindi ka dapat bumigay nang bongga. Dapat, behaved pa din. Or “else, tutuksuhin o aasarin ka ng mga. Kalaro/kaklase mo o ng mismong mga kapatid mo.”
Ogie said that back then he already knew he couldn’t act like the usual men. But he knew he had a purpose and that he wasn’t born to please others. He described himself as a “baklang mataas ang pangarap sa buhay.”
Ogie admitted he didn’t wish to have a family but the Lord blessed him. “Ibinigay na lang sila sa akin ng Diyos kahit hindi naman ako super perfect at may mga kagagahan pa din sa buhay,” he said.
“Gusto sigurong sabihin ni Lord, ‘Bibigyan kita ng babaing siyang magsisilbing patunay na kaya mong maging lalake sa tunay na kahulugan ng salitang lalake,'” he added.