Article Nov 26, 2016

You are no longer passing

Lauren Jauregui reveals she's bisexual in explosive anti-Donald Trump letter

Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui has confirmed reports she's bisexual.

The singer opened up about her sexuality in an open letter to supporters of president-elect Donald Trump, insisting she's proud of the fact she is "a bisexual Cuban-American woman".

Speculation about her sexuality began when a photograph of her kissing another woman leaked online, but in her letter the 20-year-old appears to be glad the truth is out.

She writes: "I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another."

She then goes on to blast everyone who voted for Trump last week (08Nov16), insisting their actions "have led to the single-handed destruction of all the progress we've made socially as a nation.

"You have, with your pure ignorance and refusal to understand the way the government and the world works, allowed a power-hungry business tycoon to take over the United States of America... Our 'political correctness' that your champion, Donald Trump, so pointedly disregarded throughout his entire campaign and now with the appointment of his advisors and other government officials, is the language we have worked tirelessly to establish to feel safe in a world that never stops reminding us we are minorities," she raged.

"You voted for a person who built an 18-month campaign off the back of your hatred. He manipulated ALL of you with such ease by speaking to the darker parts of you that had started to feel ashamed about the way you viewed the 'politically correct' world. He became your champion, because he spoke to the parts of you that think you are superior to the rest of us (just like Hitler did in Germany before the Holocaust! Just read his autobiography: Mein Kampf)."

Lauren continues her rant by suggesting those who voted for Trump last week want to "restore America to a world where the human beings around you feel scared to be themselves and live and love freely".

Her lengthy letter also attacks Christians who take aim at gay youths, insisting, "God is watching and He knows your hearts and He is aware of the true reason you chose such a human to run the most powerful country in the world, and I promise you the God that I have come to know and love is intolerant of judgment and hatred.

"I know this, because I was raised Roman Catholic in a Latin household and went to private Catholic school my whole life so I have studied WAY more than most of you have studied the religion or the Bible for that matter."

She concludes the letter by writing: "If I could tell every Trump supporter two things, it would be to travel and read a history book. Look beyond yourselves, look at how petty the morals you uphold seem when you realize we are not the only ones. Realize that your white skin is the result of immigration from Europe, that the only true 'Americans' are Native Americans, who are indigenous people that inhabited this land before these conquerors from other countries wiped them out almost entirely. None of us belong here but all of us deserve the right to feel safe and live our lives in peace.

"We are not 'whining' about our presidential choice losing, we are screaming battle cries against those whose political and personal agendas threaten our lives and sanity. We are making sure you hear us, no matter how much it bothers you, we EXIST."