Monday, March 29, 2010

We hardly Knew Ye. Okay, We Knew Ye

Ricky Martin is gay.

Old news.

On his blog (Go Bloggers!) he writes today that "many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature.' Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions."

Good for him.

I cant help but think that this should be a world where this is not news. Where the NAACP awards are redundant. Where the "8Th Black Miss America" moniker takes a back seat to...well, every other moniker. Where race, gender, preferences biases and stereo types are celebrated only because they are part of us.

Where what we are and how we are are not as interchangeable.

Mr. RM's blog continues, "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."

The father of twins ended his blog post writing, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

Yes indeed.


  1. Happy he is out. May we all live a blessed life.

  2. I am always happy to see someone out. Better when they do it themselves, bad when someone else does it for them. I think is makes for good press to see talented caring people productive and gay. I want the whole world to know that we are here and a part of the world.

  3. Everyone should be in. Everyone should be out.

  4. Is it just me or does Ricky Martin just keep getting more beautiful as he ages?

    Sorry - is that off topic?

  5. I have to say that Brother Martin is a fine, fine thing. I will pass the sacarament to him any time.