Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Fortunate Homosexual Man Finally 'Comes Out'

Latin Pop Star, Ricky Martin, has finally revealed after years of keeping silent, that he is gay.

In a message posted on his official website, he stated: “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man and I am very blessed to be who I am”. (click on title link for full story)

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Ricky Martin

For some weird reason, what stuck out to me in his announcement was the term ‘fortunate homosexual man’.

I Googled the word ‘fortunate’ and found that it means ‘Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good fortune; lucky’

The definition got me even more confused. So who is an ‘Unfortunate homosexual man’?

Questions, questions, who will answer my questions??!!

Fortunate or Unfortunate, I actually think it takes huge guts to ‘come out’ as a gay person. It is certain that people’s attitudes toward you are going to change, and as a star/sex symbol, there is always the risk of losing an entire fanbase.

It must take a strong inner acceptance of oneself to be able to throw yourself out to the sharks, saying “This is who I’ve accepted that I with it!!”

I guess that is the internal struggle that every gay person, or rather, every human being that struggles with self-acceptance, insecurities or weaknesses in one form or the other faces.

Perhaps the entire world needs to take a cue from Ricky Martin and ‘Come Out’.


  1. i admire his coming out like you said, the whole gay thing is still a very touchy subject, but as a heterosexual does this make me a "fortunate or unfortunate" heterosexual. why didn't he just say I'm gay, what's fortunate or unfortunate about being gay?

  2. Same thing I'm still hoping someone can explain to me!! Fortunate or Unfortunate Sexuality...

  3. My thing is if you are gay, that's really your business...i don't go around asking for special treatment because i sleep with women (heterosexual) so good for him to finally announce what most of us had suspected for years...but truly, what does it matter?

  4. Maybe am over thinking it, but what fascinated me was the fact that he announced he was gay,on the very same day Erykah Badu released the video for her latest single "Window Seat"!

    It seems like everybody is coming out!! Literally!!

  5. @Nuke: Lol...ur not overthinking anything jare!! I'm learning more and more everyday about how nothing 'just happens'!! Something is definitely gping on and I can only hope that more and more people catch on to it!!

    @KDL: Those are the little issues of privacy that stardom deprives you of....hence news of someone's sexuality 'banging' me on my head first thing in the morning!!