TV presenter Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley has come out in a blog on her birthday.
The Voice co-presenter and former Pay TV host wrote, “I’m gay.
“And tonight, to coincide with my birthday, I’m celebrating with friends over Rainbow Cake. It’s the Elton John of cakes, complete with rainbow flares.
“As a child I always knew I was gay, but somewhere the feeling got lost. A long and, not always scenic, route ensued to bring me back to who I truly am.
“What I needed was to find my tribe. I wasn’t actively seeking it, though sometime last year I met a group of women that I could truly connect to. I could see myself in them in many ways. And they are women of character who I aspire to. Most importantly, they are women that are generous and kind. For the first time in my life I came to the full realisation of who I am and I felt safe in their company. They bolstered my confidence and gave me my voice again. And I love them eternally for it.”
After making the declaration on her blog, Agolley received plenty of support through social media.
“Some may be asking ‘Why does she feel the need to write this?'”she continued. “The answer is that there is nothing I’m leveraging off or deliberately seeking. This simply feels like the right and natural way to let it be known, sincerely.
“As black as my skin, as Chinese as my blood, and as Australian and British are my nationalities, I’m also a proud Gay Woman.
“Most importantly though, I’m a happy human being.
“Love, Faustina Agolley”
….and happy birthday, Fuzzy.