LGBT icons greet 2016 with pride

Just like how they celebrated Christmas Day, some of our favorite LGBT personalities took to social media to once again show their pride in welcoming the new year.

Niño Gaddi and Vince Uy

View this post on Instagram

Thank you 2015 you have been so good! 👋😘 👍

A post shared by Onin Gaddi (@oningaddi) on

Events organizer Niño Gaddi posted his best nine photos on Instagram, a trend with a hashtag #2015bestnine that chooses the highlights, or the photos with the most likes, on Instagram during the previous year.

The best nine photos include him and partner magazine executive Vince Uy kissing with the controversial Bench ad of the two of them in the background.

Two other photos on the #2015bestnine include the couple posing for the controversial ad.

The partner first became famous for their billboard ad by clothing line Bench showing the two of them holding hands as a couple. The ad, which was part of Bench’s Valentine’s Day advertisement “Love All Kinds of Love” in Feb. 2015, drew controversy when their clasped hands were censored and painted black.

Also part of their #2015bestnine is their front page cover of Philippine gay magazine TEAM for its first ever issue.


Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño

Singer and former child star Aiza Seguerra and wife beauty titlist Liza Diño posted this adorable family photo of the two with Dino’s daughter Amara.

Seguerra appealed to the public to be more understanding of others – regardless of gender – this new year.

“Happy New Year from the Diño Seguerras. Nawa’y mapuno ang bagong taon ng pagmamahal, pag-unawa at respeto sa kapwa lalo na sa sarili (May we be filled this new year of love, understanding and respect for others, and most especially, for ourselves),” Seguerra said.

Meanwhile, Diño on her Instagram account posted her first selfie with wife Seguerra. She also posted their New Year message while they were in Miami for the revelry.

“Happy new year from us!” Diño said while cuddling with Seguerra by a poolside in Miami.

Seguerra and Diño first got married in California on Dec. 2014, and had a ceremonial marriage in Laiya, Batangas here in the Philippines the next month, according to this report.

Trixie Maristela and Art Sta. Ana

Photo from She’s Dating the Transgender Facebook account (

Miss International Queen 2015 Trixie Maristela and her partner writer Art. Sta. Ana posted this photo of them together in the official Facebook page of Sta. Ana’s book “He’s dating the transgender.”

“Happy New Year from Art & Trixie! May your 2016 be filled with love!” the couple said in promoting the book about their relationship.

Happy New Year from Art & Trixie! May your 2016 be filled with love! #hesdatingthetransgender #artrixie P.S. Do you have your copy of He's Dating the Transgender already? 🙂

Posted by He's Dating the Transgender the BOOK on Friday, January 1, 2016


In the same page, the couple also posted a photo of their first breakfast together in 2016.

They used the hashtag #EatLoveTravel.

First Breakfast together for 2016. #EatLoveTravel #HDTT #ArTrixie

Posted by He's Dating the Transgender the BOOK on Friday, January 1, 2016

Maristela in 2015 won the Miss International Queen title, the most coveted beauty pageant in the transgender community.

Maristela is also the reigning Ms. Gay Manila. She had her first break when she won “Eat Bulaga’s” Super Sireyna Philippines beauty pageant in 2014.

READ: Get to know Ms. International Queen 2015 Trixie Maristela

Sta. Ana, an aspiring pilot and former radio DJ, is the author of the book “He’s Dating the Transgender,” where he shares the story of his relationship with Maristela.

Matt Bomer and Simon Hall


The “Magic Mike” and “White Collar” actor Matt Bomer and husband publicist Simon Hall posted this photo of their family together on Christmas day.

The couple posed with their sons Kit, Walker and Henry.

Bomber posted on Twitter (@MattBomer) their Christmas message: “Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Wishing you all a very happy, healthy holiday season!”

For the New Year, Bomer tweeted his thanks to his supporters for making 2015 an unforgettable year.

“Thank you for making 2015 an unforgettable year! Counting my blessings and wishing you more. I hope that 2016 is filled with joy 4 all of u!” Bomer said.

The couple first got married in 2011 and had children through a surrogate.

READ: Here’s how our favorite LGBT icons celebrated Christmas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s