The latest episode of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way saw Gabriel come out as transgender to his friend Trey before heading to Colombia to see his girlfriend Isabel’s parents. Although her parents like Gabriel, who is already approved by them, his fear of prejudice is with them finding out that he is transgender. Meanwhile, Trey believes Gabriel is moving too fast in marrying Isabel, who dislikes him because she thinks he is a bad influence and womanizer.
During dinner, Isabel’s parents talked about their approval of Gabriel and how he makes their daughter happy. They bring in religion regarding why it is important to have a successful relationship with someone. Gabriel is worried about how they will react to his transgender identity, potentially leading to more prejudice against him from Christian conservatives.
Despite Isabel’s family liking Gabriel, there were some awkward moments during the visit. The first was when Isabel’s parents insisted that Gabriel and Isabel sleep in separate rooms, despite them being grown adults who live together. The second involves their religious prayer before dinner, where Gabriel conveys how other families praying can be intimidating.
Next week’s episode will see Gabriel come out as transgender to Isabel’s parents. There is hope that this won’t lead to further prejudice against Gabriel because he is already approved of by her parents, but his fears of homosexuality causing problems with Christian conservatism remain. It reminds viewers of the ongoing struggle that the LGBTQ+ community has with gaining acceptance and breaking down stereotypes and prejudices.