“Most people in Latinx households get kicked out”
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
Since coming out as bisexual back in 2016, Lauren Jauregui quickly became an absolute bicon. From a duet with Halsey, to generally being a great a role model for the LGBTQI community, Lauren is doing wonderful things for bisexual representation.
Speaking with En La Sala podcast, Lauren discussed the positive reaction of her Latinx family after she officially came out in an open letter, following pictures that were leaked of her kissing a woman.
She revealed: “My parents valued our relationship more than their proposed beliefs, and I am blessed because most people in Latinx households get kicked out.”
“Most people end up on the street and homeless, because of this fake loyalty to a fake religion that was made up by some people and beat into you and your kids.”
“I was outed and I was like, ‘Oh my God this is really traumatising and I’m just gonna crawl into a cave for a week and not say anything about it at all.’ And then I just kind of like was like, ‘Okay, it happened, and people know. What am I gonna do?’”
She went on to address the “uncomfortable” rumours that circulated about her and former band-mate Camila Cabello.
Lauren said: “People thought Camila and I were, like, into each other and that made me so uncomfortable. Like, disgustingly uncomfortable because I was queer, but she was not.”
“It made me feel like a predator because of the type of clips people would put together and the type of stories people would write and the type of stuff,” she continued.
“I was always the aggressor, and I was always the one turning her and I was always the one who was, like, the ‘masculine’ energy in the scenario. And it made me very uncomfortable because that’s not how I identify. And that’s not to say, that that’s wrong to identify like that….But I did not identify that way, and I also did not have that connection with her.”
Keep flying your bisexual flag high, Lauren! 🏳️🌈