Jannarie Zarzoso celebrates Pride Month on her latest episode of AFDQ Talks!
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Jannarie Zarzoso celebrates Pride Month on her latest episode of AFDQ Talks!

June 22, 2021

  • AFDQ Talks with Jannarie Zarzoso – Episode 3: Pride Month 🌈Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020 jannariezarzoso talks about #PrideMonth for the third episode of AFDQ Talks.

    Watch as she talks about coming out, acceptance of the community, stereotyping and everything about the LGBTQ+ community. 🌈

    Posted by Aliwan Fiesta on Tuesday, June 15, 2021


    Our Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen is back for another episode of AFDQ Talks with Jannarie Zarzoso.

    What is Pride Month?

    Jannarie shared a little history of how Pride Month began in New York in June 1969. Back when being a member of the LGBTQ+ Community was very unacceptable to the world, a group of people started to fight to achieve equality and freedom for the said community. Since then, the community celebrates Pride Month to remind everyone how those people fought and continued to fight to be respected and accepted through the years.

    Jannarie reiterated that she will not pretend to know how it feels to be in the shoes of the LGBTQ+ community. However, she made a conscious effort to empathize with these people living in a world of judgment and discrimination. There were few things that she was able to learn during her conversation with her friends. She then used her voice to educate and let the people know the significance of understanding the LGBTQ+ community. And that is why we’re here.

    She talked about how coming out of the closet becomes memorable and burdensome at the same time. Why? Because it will all start to oneself.  We all know that everyone is afraid of being unaccepted by the people around them. But apart from that, one dilemma of a person who’s coming out is how well he can accept himself for who he truly is. It is indeed true that the unfair judgment of the people is a tough battle to fight, but there is no battle harder than the silent battles that they fight within themselves. And therefore, understanding where they stand and where they are coming from has a great impact on how this society perceives the LGBTQ+ Community.

    Through the years, the world slowly opened itself to the LGBTQ+ community. It is all because of their effort and unending support to one another. We see that the LGBTQ+ community’s efforts are starting to materialize. However, we cannot deny that some people are still against what the community is fighting for. Jannarie then, together with the rest of the LGBTQ+ community, continues to call for help to maintain and further improve the freedom that they have.

    Lastly, Jannarie emphasized how stereotyping and discrimination in the LGBTQ+ community should come to an end. In this modern world, we see lots of people who made their way to the top. And it is undeniable that a lot of people whom we look up to are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Why did it happen? Because they never allowed the unfair judgment of the society to hinder whatever it is that they wanted to be. They made their way to the top because they believed in themselves. And that is something that everyone must do regardless of what their identity and gender preference is.

    As she ends her talk, she made sure that the LGBTQ+ community knows that we understand them, we hear them, and we are with them. She emphasized that we, as people, should not be afraid to show the world who we are.

    Remember Sweetie that being a part of the LGBTQ+ Community won’t make you less of a person. You are no different from other people, and you deserve to live your life to the fullest. Whatever life throws at you, there is only one thing that you must do, remember someone today and remember that you have us. You are loved, and we are so proud of you. Happy Pride Month!


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