Ricky Reyes, also known as “Mother Ricky” expressed his disapproval over the SOGIE equality bill, saying that the members of the LGBTQIA+ should do another way so they’re going to be accepted and loved by the people.
In an interview, Reyes revealed that he gathered some of the LGBTQIA+ members to urge them to stop cross-dressing and just help the other people so they could be respected in the society.
He also believes that only the LGBTQIA members could understand each other.
“Tigilan na yang kabaklaan… wag na kayong magbistida sa kalye kasi lalo tayong pagtatawanan ng mga tao… dapat magtulong nalang tayo sa kapwa para mahalin tayo ng tao,” Reyes said.
“Lagi kong sinasabi, ang bakla walang makakaintindi kundi kapwa bakla lang,” he added.
Reyes said that the affairs of the LGBTQIA+ should not be shoved to other people.
“Dapat ang affair ng mga bakla dapat sa atin lang yan wag na nating ipagpalandakan sa tao yan,” he said.
The legendary gay icon shared his thoughts on the SOGIE bill and over the use of public restrooms for LGBT members.
“Lumugar tayo sa tamang lugar… kung ikaw ay babaeng babae at hindi ka mabubuking edi lumusot ka [sa banyo ng pambabae] diba? Kung hindi ka makakalusot anong problema mo?” he said.
He also asked why some LGBTQIA+ members wanted to enter establishments where they’re not accepted like bars.
“Bakit tayo pupunta ng mga bar at ipagpipilitan mo na girl ka eh may bar naman para sa mga bading, doon ka sa lugar natin… wag mo ipagsaksakan ang sarili mo sa hindi ka matatanggap,” said Reyes.
When a reporter asked him about the current discussion of the Congress on SOGIE bill, Reyes only said:
“Let it be nalang… ang bakla ay bakla… gilingin mo man yan paglabas niyan ay baklang hamburger,”
Reyes also revealed his stance on gay marriage, saying that that wedding is only for men and women couple.
“Ang pagpapakasal ibigay natin sa babae at lalake yan,” he said.
Ricky Reyes is one of the most known LGBTQIA+ member in the Philippines as he became as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and salon owners in the country.