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Ricky Martin wishes he could come out again

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MARTIN essays Che with a wry grin and a twinkle in his eye. He carries himself with abundant charm and stage presence. Photo credit: evitaonbroadway.com)

UNITED NATIONS–Latin superstar Ricky Martin is telling a U.N. conference on homophobia that he wishes he could come out again so he could tell people struggling with their identities that “it’s just beautiful — you find love.”

Martin said Tuesday that “for many years, I lived in fear … because I was hating myself because I grew up listening to a very crooked concept: ‘You’re gay. You belong in hell.’”

Martin, who is currently starring on Broadway in “Evita,” said it was amazing to be at the United Nations surrounded by people “fighting for one cause — equality and love and social justice.”

He praised U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who got a standing ovation after telling the conference that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people — the LGBTs — “are entitled to the same rights as everyone else.”

“They, too, are born free and equal,” Ban said. “I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their struggle for human rights.”

The secretary-general said he is “pained” that more than 76 countries still criminalize homosexuality.

“I am here to again denounce violence and demand action for true equality,” he said.

While the past decade has seen far-reaching reforms in Europe, the Americas and a number of African and Asian countries, Ban said, in a number of countries — including Ukraine — draft laws have been proposed that would criminalize public discussion of homosexuality.

South African singing star Yvonne Chaka Chaka, a human rights activist and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children’s fund who is married and has four children, said “I think straight people should respect other people because, for me, I don’t think there’s anything crooked about LGBT.”

Their only “crime,” she said, “is because they love the same gender.”

Chaka said her husband is a prince who is allowed to have three or four wives “but I would not let him.”

“I will never allow him to have a second wife, and he knows that. That is why he chose me,” she said. “If he wants to, goodbye.”


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Tags: Celebrities , Gender Issues , LGBTs , Ricky Martin , United Nations

  • billy gunner

    GAYS! GAYS! GAYS! KELAN KAYA MAWAWALA SA MUNDO TONG MGA BAKALNG TO?

    • UPnnGrd

      ano ka  ba????   Puwedeng congressman… puwedeng senador  ang isa sa LGBT… Puwedeng pare o pastor, ano ka ba????!!!!!   Puwedeng presidente ang isa sa LGBT.   (Okay….  malabong manalo sa eleksiyon para maging presidente ang cross-dresser,  pero ang hindi cross-dresser,  puwede!!!

    • fuctore

      MAUUNA KA PANG MAWALA SA MUNDO, PERO ANJAN PADIN SILA HANGGANG KATAPUSAN NG MUNDO…

      BOPOL KA NA NGA, A ANGA ANGA KA PA!
      Tang enamow…

  • LuwigVonMises

    gays…………………………………………………………. i just don’t get them.

  • fuctore

    Neither do they……you’re just another homophobic a- hole.

  • kilabot

    learn ricky learn. 
    you may come out but first re-educate yourself to be freed from perverted biology; 
    the life you save may be your own; 
    try this: 

    corrective biology for perverts 101 
    ======================== 
    human anatomy hides the anus deep between the buttocks; 
    it is hidden because it is one of the dirtiest human part used for vowel movement; 
    not supposed to be used other than its intended purpose, as passageway of human waste; 
    anus is not a reproductive sex organ, either. not designed for that; 
    what one gets when using it for sex is orga$m of germs; 
    foolishly, lgbts defy nature and in their perverted lu$t misuse the hole; 
    treating it like a hidden treasure to be expropriated instead of to keep away from; 
    so they caress it, kiss it, put makeup on it and penetrate it; 
    calling it love; deadly love; not the romeo&juliet deadly type; it’s the hiv/aids deadly type; 
    this love spreads hiv/aids; 25% more and faster; 
    many famous people have become victims of this love. all dead; 
    rockhudson, liberace, fredmercury, to name a few; 
    one thing good about this perversion is it is self-liquidating; no need for rhbill. 

    enlightened now, ricky? btw, were you listening in hi-school biology class? 



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