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Ricky Martin Comes Out as "a Fortunate Homosexual Man" 2010-03-29 14:05:15

Ricky Martin Comes Out as "a Fortunate Homosexual Man"

Ricky Martin has been under the radar for the past few years while he focuses on raising his two sons, but he took to his website today to make a special announcement. Barbara Walters recently expressed regret for badgering Ricky about his sexuality, which has been the subject of much speculation since he stepped into the limelight decades ago. Ricky's finally putting all the questions to rest with this afternoon's post, which was in Spanish and English. Ricky said:

"If someone asked me today, 'Ricky, what are you afraid of?' I would answer 'the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war. . . child slavery, terrorism. . . the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.' But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.

What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word 'happiness' takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

Ricky's obviously changed a lot since becoming a dad, and we wish him well in taking this very big public step — what do you guys think of Ricky's announcement?

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qteepie qteepie 7 years
OK I must be realllllluyyyyyyyyy late because I thought he came out years ago.. I mean I thought he was gay since Go Go GO ale ale ale came out. but whatever. kudos to him for being true to himself
sunnyheart sunnyheart 7 years
Mostly kudos to him for not allowing Barbara Walters to beat him up in an interview. I know it's her job to get "The Answers" and all, but she can be too demanding at times. I'm glad he stood his ground and is living his life on his terms not the media's.
any any 7 years
finally!
glAminata glAminata 7 years
I've actually never heard about homosexual rumours about him, so I 'm quite surprised but at the same time curiously not. It does not change anything about the way I consider him, but it's good for him if he needed to start over with honesty and I like what he wrote... and I miss his sound!! un dos tres... yeppaaaaaaa
girlgreen girlgreen 7 years
i didn't read his speech and don't think it was necessary, but good for him...and that scarf is dazzling!! that's all i really wanted to say.
zeze zeze 7 years
I seriously think it's worded to sound like a speech given on "The Office"
sham28 sham28 7 years
Well done. Coming out is not easy, and people should consider that if he were their brother or friend they probably wouldn't talk quite as much smack about his motives and timing.
azh azh 7 years
omg.. a million words to say something we already knew... !!!
dragonfly7 dragonfly7 7 years
Glad he finally has the confidence to go public.
dnye dnye 7 years
I mean, I've known this since about the 2nd grade, but it's good that he feels comfortable enough now to be open about it.
stephley stephley 7 years
I think it's a lovely letter.
babaloo babaloo 7 years
Yea, who didn't see that coming? Or care?
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