Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui comes out as bisexual

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui just came out as bisexual in a powerful open letter to Donald Trump supporters."I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it," she wrote.


In the emotional letter, she proclaimed her bisexuality but also scolded Trump voters, saying that they are hypocrites and that their 'words are worthless'. 

"To every single Trump supporter trying to say that voting for Trump does not mean that you are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, assholes… that you just like the way he didn’t really care what people thought and just said whatever he wanted… that he wasn’t a politician, so he wasn’t part of the establishment and didn’t have corrupt money backing him…

"I am grateful and will continue to speak on behalf of the women around the world and in our very own country who do not experience a fraction of that respect because of the color of their skin or what they choose to wear, or how their hair looks, or how much makeup they have on or any other absurdity that we women are reduced to," she wrote.


 



She argues that “restoring the America that was” is restoring an America where people of color and LGBT folks and women didn’t feel safe, valid, or strong.

"Our 'political correctness' that your champion, Donald Trump, so pointedly disregarded throughout his entire campaign and now with the appointment of his advisors and other government officials, is the language we have worked tirelessly to establish to feel safe in a world that never stops reminding us we are minorities. I am a bisexual woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud that the sex between my thighs provides a strength and resilience in me that only other women can feel, that my body curves in ways that allow me to create life within me,” she wrote. “I will gladly take the label of ‘bitch’ and ‘problematic’ for speaking my mind the same way any man would be admired and respected for doing.”


She ends with:

"If I could tell every Trump supporter two things, it would be to travel and read a history book. Look beyond yourselves, look at how petty the morals you uphold seem when you realize we are not the only ones,” she continued. “None of us belong here but all of us deserve the right to feel safe and live our lives in peace. To not have to worry about potentially dying, or being electro-shocked, or beaten, or raped, or emotionally abused because our existence and/or choices for ourselves upset someone else. This is the world Trump is fostering.” “We are making sure you hear us, no matter how much it bothers you, we are bisexul, we EXIST,” she added.



After her letter went public, Jauregui took to Twitter to thank her 2.4 million followers tweeting, “Overwhelmed by love, thank you guys.”