• Robin Padilla said he is happy for his sister BB Gandanghari
• BB Gandanghari, formerly known as Rustom Padilla, came out of the closet as a transgender woman in 2006
• Gandanghari recently filed a petition in California, USA to officially change her name to Binibini Gandanghari and gender from male to female
Action star Robin Padilla said he is happy for older sister BB Gandanghari, although he admitted not fully supporting all her choices or decisions.
BB Gandanghari, formerly known as Rustom Padilla, came out of the closet ten years ago during the ABS-CBN reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”, where he told a fellow housemate that he is gay. Eight years later, he clarified during an interview that she is a transgender woman and not gay.
On August 18 this year, BB Gandanghari filed a formal petition to officially change her name and gender at the Superior Court of California.
From his current legal name of Rustom Cariño Padilla, he petitioned to be officially known as Binibini (BB) Gandanghari and from male to female.
Robin Padilla, when asked about Gandanghari’s petition, said he still does not agree with her choices, but he could be happy for her.
“Hanggang ngayon, siyempre, I protest. Pero sa atin naman lahat siguro in general, pag mahal natin ang isang tao at masaya ‘yung tao, it doesn’t mean you support, but you are happy as well. Masaya na rin ako para sa kaniya,” he said during an interview with Rapplers’ Maria Ressa.
[Until now I still protest. Generally speaking, when you love a person and that person is happy, you are happy as well. I’m happy for her]
Padilla said his sister has done so much to change his views on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.