Burmese actor, Okka Min Maung, has come out as gay and revealed that he has a boyfriend. The sometimes-model posted a video on Facebook showing the world that he is not afraid of who he is and didn’t want to hide an important part of his life—his boyfriend.
Rumors existed before the actor’s online coming out, and a photo of Maung and his boyfriend was released in the papers.
“With regards to my photos going viral online, here is the authentic answer…I am who I am, I love who I love. I won’t give up,” he wrote in his post.
Coming out publicly, though, is groundbreaking in Myanmar, considering that same-sex activity is illegal and may result in many years in prison.
For now, the couple lives in New York.