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Ricky Martin says he’s ‘stronger than ever’ after coming out

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  1. Call Me!! :)

  2. Stronger than ever?

    Oh please – the almost-40, multi-millionaire pop-star Ricky Martin stronger than ever, since coming out, on the eve of the publication of his money-making autobiography.

    He’s nowhere near as strong as those 2 students trying to go to the prom in the US with their same-sex partners.

    A bit of perspective would be a good thing. I mean it’s not like the entire world didn’t already know that Ricky Martin loved ‘Living La Vida Love-c0ck’

  3. Thomas, FloriDuh, USA 31 Mar 2010, 2:08pm

    Happy for him. Think he can actually make a positive difference in the US and Latin America.

    One thing though that I can’t (still) make sense of: WTF was he thinking in 2000 when he performed for newly “elected” President Bush’s inaugration? Given what was known about this man (and proven over the 8 catastrophic years of his presidency) WTF was he thinking?

  4. I agree with SimonM. Which is more important, Ricky — your money, or your integrity?

    To Thomas, it never really surprises me the things that uptight closet-cases will do out of fear. The Christian church and the Republican party are *full* of cowards like that, whose peers are always shocked whenever the truth about them gets outed. I just sit back and laugh! What I don’t understand are people like the out-and-proud lesbian couple I know who *still* affiliate themselves with the Republican party. WTF?!

  5. No 3: Thomas: “WTF was he thinking in 2000 when he performed for newly “elected” President Bush’s inaugration?”

    Well money of course.

    I suspect that (more than anything) damaged his career in the English speaking world. Everyone knew he was gay back in 2000, so for him to perform at the inauguration of a man who was not even elected democratically, showed Ricky Martin up in a very bad light.

    It’s nice that he’s come out now.

    It would have been nicer if he’d come out before the Prop 8 election. Hispanic voters in general are very conservative.

    Ricky Martin would have been a useful advocate against Prop 8.

    However I suppose he felt it more important to wait until his biography was published to acknowledge what the entire world already knew.

  6. I remember more than one Republican back in the day touting ‘openly gay’ Ricky Martin playing at Bush’s inauguration as a sign that he was a different kind of conservative. It was pretty amusing how oblivious they were to the fact that he wasn’t even remotely out. The whole thing was actually more of a confirmation that the only kind of homosexual conservatives like is the deeply closeted kind who’s too scared and ashamed to stand up for himself.

    But good for Ricky anyway.

  7. Ricky Martin’s announcement reminded me of Queer Duck’s coming out.

  8. Jean-Paul Bentham 31 Mar 2010, 10:40pm

  9. Not just good news for gay latinos, but also for gay dads.

  10. Jean-Paul Bentham 31 Mar 2010, 11:31pm

    Oh yea, hello freedom! We are so fortunate and we don’t know it.

    Ali Hili needs to be free to travel; please sign this urgent petition:

    http://iraqilgbtuk.blogspot.com/2010/03/changeorg-launch-petition-for-iraqi.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IraqiLgbt+%28IRAQI+LGBT%29

  11. Jimmy Carrington 31 Mar 2010, 11:44pm

    Hmmm, gutted he couldn’t do this back in the Living LaVida Loca days!

  12. his sphincter muscles are stronger since he’s come out? They’d want to be!

  13. Picked this snippet up:

    February 2000:
    Thirteen Chinese pirates staggered drunkenly to their deaths this week, singing a Ricky Martin song. The gang – convicted of murdering 23 crew members, were taken to the firing squad from a court in Shanwei, China. Before they left for the execution grounds, the prisoners were locked in the court room with relatives, some food and a large amount of rice wine.

    Half an hour later, they emerged unsteadily into the bright sunlight, red in the face and singing Ricky’s 1998 World Cup theme song La Copa De La Vida (“The Cup Of Life”). Yang Jingtao, 25, led the singing, jumping up and down in his chains and singing “Go, go, go! Ole, ole, ole!”

    A short time later they were all shot, in the head and the heart, by a firing squad.

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