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LGTBIQ+ Pride Day and it is a reason for celebration and resistance, since it is a date that seeks to vindicate a population that claims for fundamental rights, and in which sexually diverse people who have been murdered because of their orientation are remembered. Many entertainment figures, both international and local, have revealed their sexual preferences in order to inspire their followers to be free and reach the acceptance of their families.
Get to know the list of personalities from the Peruvian show business who have revealed to be part of the LGTBIQ+ population, their trajectories and how they decided to accept themselves as they are in a very conservative country, whose first Pride March was at the end of the 90s.
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Ricardo Morán emphasizes the importance of the positive representation of LGBTIQ+ characters on TV. Photo: Ricardo Moran/Instagram
The famous television producer, director of formats such as “Yo soy”, “Experimentores”, “Mad science”, among others, is considered by many to be the greatest gay icon on Peruvian television. He has shown seriousness and leadership in all his interventions, both on television and on social networks. He has been a participant in the Pride marches since 2015 and, although he is criticized by some viewers for his strong character and his treatment of the participants of his program, he is a person who openly talks about LGTBIQ+ fatherhood, which is put at risk often by the state.
Ascenzo is director of films like “Until we meet again”. Photo: composition/LR.
The film director and actor has been famous since 1998, when at the age of 14 he starred in the telenovela “Travesuras del corazón” with Stephanie Cayo and Patricia Pereyra. In 2006 he produced his first series, “This Society”, which revealed the frivolity and corruption in Lima’s high society. In 2014 he made “At 40″, his first film, and with an openly gay and lesbian theme. It was in 2016 when he revealed his homosexuality. “I have been gay for as long as I can remember and I am happy to be. If I had to be reborn, I would choose to repeat the dish. I like to be as I am, ”he declared that year in his networks.
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Adolfo Aguilar celebrates Gay Pride Day: Photo: Instagram
This charismatic entertainer started on TV in 2003 with “Polizontes”, together with Carlos Galdós, and was the protagonist of several advertisements. Host of programs such as “The last passenger” and “I am”, Aguilar has always been consulted about his sexual preferences, until at the beginning of this year 2022 he decided to report on his homosexuality. “I was already free to say it only that I myself did not accept it.
I never hid it, my theme was that I had homophobia against myself. Not against homosexuals in general, but with mine. I never wanted to be gay but in the end it played against me”, admitted the also actor.
Nicole Zignago is a singer-songwriter graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Photo: Nicole Zignago/Instagram
The outstanding singer-songwriter, also the daughter of Gian Marco and granddaughter of Regina Alcóver, announced a few months ago her courtship with the Mexican photographer Fernanda Piña.
“How important love in all its forms. How important to recognize yourself with who you have next to you. How important it is to be honest. How important it is to let you be. You are my destiny and constant reflection. Loving is fine. With you everything is fine Fernanda ”, Nicole expressed on Instagram, which was celebrated by her father, the popular “Gasparín”. Rodrigo Gonzalez
‘Peluchín’ official host of “Amor y fuego”. Photo: Instagram capture
The controversial show host began his career in 2009 with the morning show “Hello to everyone” and it was in 2010 that he achieved fame when he came to “Amor, amor, amor” on the then-Frequencia Latina, together with Sofía Franco, and later with Gigi Mitre, who would become her great friend. Controversial when it comes to ‘splitting’ the characters of the local show business, the popular ‘Peluchín’ has shown another facet both in networks and in Pride marches by defending the rights of people with sexual diversity.
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Katty Garcia and Karim Vidal. Photo: Instagram
The former model has announced in 2013, in the program “The Value of Truth”, that she has had relationships with women. Today she is living in the United States together with her wife Karim Vidal and her son, away from the spotlight and reality shows.
They showed their love on Instagram. Photo: Instagram
The radio host and television host revealed in April 2019 that she has a same-sex partner. “
My option is bisexual, but love never touched me in this way with such a beautiful woman, she goes out of her way for me and I for her “commented Giovanna Valcarcel in a local program.
Jaime Bayly had his first television show at the age of 18. Photo: Jaime Bayly/Instagram
The ‘terrible Uncle’ of television is today in Miami presenting his political program on Mega TV. Conservative on economic and social issues, but liberal on human and sexual issues, Bayly Letts started on Peruvian television in 1983, when she was just 18 years old. Author of “Don’t tell anyone” and presenter of “El francotirador”, the irreverence of this entertainer has served to motivate many young people to ‘come out’ like him.
Bruno Pinasco responds to a critic who commented on his post dedicated to “Gay Pride Day”. Photo: Instagram
The charismatic presenter of “Cinescape” appeared for the first time on the small screen in the mid-90s, on his father’s program, Luis Ángel Pinasco. He is a producer of programs like “TEC” and series like “Esta Sociedad”. In May 2019, for his birthday, he wrote a message on Instagram where he implied his sexual preference with a rainbow cake. “I am not going to write an editorial, I am not going to debate anything! It is my birthday, life is one, I am a full and happy person. The cake says it all ha ha ha ha. Be happy always!” he wrote.