Three of the most influential LGBTQIA icons today are the latest cover stars for the June issue of Preview.
In celebration of Pride Month, the local fashion magazine tapped Awra Briguela, Mimiyuuuh, and Sassa Gurl to grace its cover, as seen in photos uploaded on Preview's Instagram page yesterday, June 6.
Described as "brave and defiant girls," the three young personalities channeled their inner beauty queens on the cover wearing white dresses and pageant sashes with their respective names imprinted on it.
"Beyond their contagious comedy acts, Preview's June 2022 cover girls, Awra, Mimiyuuuh, and Sassa Gurl, are using their platforms to advocate for LGBTQIA rights and inspire the queer kids at home yearning for representation," they captioned the post.
In the cover story, Mimiyuuuh opened up about the struggle to excel in life to make up for his sexuality. "Na-push ako to do more and to prove myself…Kasi ‘pag straight ka naman, wala kang kailangang i-prove. Kapag pumasa ka, okay na. [Pero] kapag part ka ng community, kailangan may honor ka. Kailangan you do more, and it’s very tiring," he said.
Meanwhile, Awra and Sassa Gurl shared the importance of being of advocating for LGBTQIA rights on their platforms.
"Aanuhin ko 'yung followers ko kung hindi ako magsta-stand up for the LGBTQ fans? Kasi hindi lang ako para sa kanila nagsta-stand up, I’m also standing up for myself," Awra said.
“Ako as an influencer, nagiging political ako kasi marami akong unresolved issues," Sassa said. "Gusto kong mapakita sa mga tao na kailangan mabigyan ng karapatan [ang LGBTQIA community]. Kailangan natin ipasa 'yung SOGIE Bill at 'yung same sex marriage. Isa tayo sa mga minority na inaapi. Dapat maging bukas ang utak [natin] sa mga social issues," he stressed.
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