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A Tribute To His "Nanay:" Boy Abunda Releases New Book “Nanay’s Gay Boy”

King of Talk Boy Abunda shares two important speeches in his life—featuring his ideas, arguments, and statements on LGBT pride, and his special recollection and revelations as a son—in his new book Nanay’s Gay Boy.



“Two things come to mind when my name is mentioned—that I’m devoted to my mother and that I’m proudly gay,” wrote the Tonight With Boy Abunda host in this latest ABS-CBN Publishing offering. 



Inside its pages is the full commencement speech he delivered addressed to his mother when he served as a speaker and a doctorate graduate in Philippine Women’s University’s graduation exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center in 2016.

Nanay is the center of my universe. She is the beginning and the end of most of my decisions,” Boy shared heartwarmingly. “Nanay, thank you for teaching me to value my core as it is my truth, for inculcating in me, that who I am is special. That my story, is one that I can be proud of.”



The multi-awarded television personality, who is celebrating his silver anniversary as a host in 2019, also disclosed another inspiring rhetoric on “Why can’t we have a gay president?” in this new read. 

Delivered at the TEDxADMU event in Resorts World Manila in 2016, the speech challenges “prejudicial, discriminatory and common cultural beliefs” against gay people.



He said “we have some of the most passionate, some of the most driven, some of the most brilliant... some of the most transformative leaders in the LGBT community. One of them is just waiting in the wings, waiting for his or her turn to be the next president of this country.” 


Be inspired with the two special speeches of Boy Abunda in Nanay’s Gay Boy, now available in leading newsstands and bookstores nationwide for only P395. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit