Filipino-Australian actress, model, TV host, VJ and recording artist Anne Curtis expressed her support for the LGBTQIA community, re-stressing her 2016 statement that “we are all human beings who deserve a chance, and equal opportunities in life. May it be for work, life or love, we should be given equal rights”.
In a post on her Facebook page, Curtis noted the “heated” discussions happening around the need to pass the SOGIE Equality Bill that eyes to protect the human rights particularly of LGBTQIA people.
“I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and have been open about that for years. I have friends and family who are part of this community and whom I love very much. It breaks my heart and saddens me that people are so against the passing of the bill when in fact, it all boils down to equal rights as HUMAN BEINGS,” Curtis stated.
She added that it is exactly because of discrimination that “a bill like this has to be made… because, instead of kindness, compassion, respect and understanding, it has come to a point where they need this bill to protect their rights as human beings.”
Curtis stressed: “Equality is all they seek. Equality regardless of what gender they identify as or how they choose to express themselves and equality as human beings and citizens of this country… just like all of us.”