The singer, actor and YouTuber whose musical career includes playing Sunshine Corazon on Glee has come out about his transgender identity and name.
Back in 2014, about a year after publicly coming out as a lesbian, Jake Zyrus told Oprah that he had long struggled with his gender identity. He told her that his soul was male, but that he would not transition to be a “male-male.” This week, though, he announced his new name and online presence as Jake.
On Sunday, the Filipino star announced that he will now go by the name Jake Zyrus, a new moniker that reflects his male gender identity.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect,” Zyrus captioned an Instagram post that simply bore the words “thank you.” “I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”
The next day, Zyrus ventured further into the social media realm using his new name, tentatively tweeting, “My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.” As an added note, he wrote in a subsequent tweet, “I won’t let anyone ruin this moment. I won’t let anyone ruin my happiness. Thank you to all the beautiful write ups about me.”
SUMMARY: Seven years after being separated from the man she had fallen in love with, M/C finds herself in Costa Rica with her son, who’s unwittingly wandered right into the arms of home.
UNIVERSE: Endless Summer
PAIRING: Jake McKenzie X MC
WORD COUNT: 1340+ words
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve had this idea playing in my mind for quite a while and I finally managed to type it out. Kudos to anyone who can guess why I decided to use two specific superheroes to mirror Jake in this fic.
“Where’s my son?” Your agitated voice rang through the open beachside cabana as you turned to face your sister.
“Why’re you asking me?”
You sucked in a breath as you tried to keep your cool, a task that was getting harder by the minute. “I told you to look after him while I was in the comfort room.”
Her eyes widened in horror. “Oh!” she gasped. “I’m so sorry, M/C. I just had this really cool idea for my nov—”
You raised a hand up to cut her short. “Just please help me find him. I can’t loose him too.”