Bisexual father brings up lesbian daughter
BULACAN, Philippines – This is a story of a father who struggled, and the child whose freedom comes easier after his. Francisco dela Cruz was still in the closet when he met the woman who made friends with the woman doing his pedicure in a salon.
Both confessed—he was a bisexual man who preferred men, she was a lesbian who had relationships with other women.
He married her when he turned 25, he didn’t want to be alone. Francisco was in his thirties, already estranged from his wife, when he decided to come out of a closet.
“I guess I was a late bloomer.”
In this short documentary profile written, shot and edited by Patricia Evangelista, Rappler tells the love story of a bisexual father and the daughter he named after Cleopatra.