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)
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 am...deal 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’.
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