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Lauren Jauregui feels fortunate her parents 'accepted' her sexuality

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Lauren Jauregui feels lucky that her parents "accepted" her sexuality.

The 24-year-old pop star came out as bisexual in 2016, and she thinks she's fortunate that her parents were so supportive of her.

She said: "My parents valued our relationship more than their proposed beliefs, and I am blessed because most people in Latinx households get kicked out. Most people end up on the street and homeless, because of this fake loyalty to a fake religion that was made up by some people and beat into you and your kids.

"I was outed and I was like, 'Oh my God this is really traumatizing and I'm just gonna crawl into a cave for a week and not say anything about it at all.' And then I just kind of like was like, 'Okay, it happened, and people know. What am I gonna do?'"

Lauren - who first found fame as part of Fifth Harmony - made a conscious decision to "own" her sexuality.

The brunette beauty decided to address the issue in a letter to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the wake of the US election.

 

She told the 'En La Sala' podcast: "I wrote that letter to Trump and his supporters for Billboard, and that's where I came out with myself, as myself. I'm owning this, and this is who I am and this is why I feel scared for me and my community right now."

In the letter, Lauren explained that she's "proud" of her sexuality.

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

"I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families."