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Ricky Martin is Gay

From Ricky Martin:

A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating.

For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that’s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It’s my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don’t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I’m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I’m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.

Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “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.

If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

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.

What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

RM

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ken rye
ken rye

oh come one people! let's respect him just like an ordinary person. lets not make our minds blunt.

Greenlea
Greenlea

LOL @ all the old women Lamebert fans saying HE gave Ricky the courage to come out. They never end with their stupidity.

frank
frank

Bravo to you Rickey Martin . God love you and all that you do.

marco fragio
marco fragio

hohummmmm.....another FRIENDS OF DOROTHY!!!!!!!!

blondieee
blondieee

Good for him! Now here's hoping more celebrities will come out when they actually have careers and are in public eyes, not a decade later. Still better later than never.

PHARO
PHARO

FINALLY HE COMES OUT..IT'S ABOUT TIME-EVEN THO' WE ALREADY KNEW IT.TOO BAD HOLLYWOOD MAKES YOU HIDE IT FOR FEAR OF LOSING FEMALE FANBASE....THERE'S SO MANY OTHER BIG NAMES THAT ARE ALSO,BUT CAN'T COME OUT...

Bob
Bob

Good for him but this was hardly news, everyone could tell he was gay and it never hurt his career or anything.

Beth
Beth

I appreciate the care with which he took to thoughtfully express his emotions. Good for him for being honest with his situation. I hope he finds much happiness.

violet4ever
violet4ever

Kassandra - I doubt celebrities or their fans appreciate it when you decide the celebrity is gay and treat it as fact as in "when he comes out". Archie said he is not. IF he comes out some day, fine. Meanwhile, I believe what he says.

nlkt
nlkt

proud of him. wish i can also do the same thing soon.

Marko
Marko

What a surprise =D

I'm sure he's happier this way.

Anne
Anne

I'm happy for Ricky Martin. Love and respect for your work and dedication to help the less fortunate!

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

I had a big crush on him....why is it all the FINE young male singers are gay? I don't get it.

nai
nai

It's not a surprise anymore. But still, it's great when people dare to face the truth and consenquences.
Way to go ricky!

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

It's been rumored for a while that when he was managed by Mendez (I forget his first name, but his sons shot him and are in prison)....when he was in Menudo....that he was abused.....in fact, I believe the sons tried to plead sex and physical abuse by the father. Makes you wonder, maybe it was true.

Kate
Kate

Ummm. Ya. Of course. Big News. But glad Ricky feels comfortable enough to acknowledge his truth.

mike
mike

Ok, we are in 2010, Rickey is gay = who cares?. Honestly, how come this is rocking everybody´s boat?. And why the need to shout it all to the whole world?. Imagine if all the straights suddenly felt the need to shout out that "heyyyyy we are straighhttttt wohoooo", you would be like "wut?". Ok, hey rickey i am SO glad you decided to get gonads after 20+ years, and shared with gazillions of peeps that you are gay, but please can we move on now?.

These "confessions" is just lame.

winterwood
winterwood

Yayyyyy !!
Rickey Martin is gay !!
So, how about you , Rickey Yaneza ?
<3 Both Rickeys !

JP
JP

I had no idea, but my opinion of him hasn't changed one bit. Is he even making music anymore?

PortiaPickle
PortiaPickle

IS ENRIQUE IGLESIAS GAY TOO... when is he coming out?

MomWithODD
MomWithODD

ummm ... I had no idea, but I know I'm gullible LOL ... but now that I think about it, I'm not as shocked about it...go figure.

I've always admired him (and still do) for his work, championing for the protection of children all over the world. God bless him. :)

Mark
Mark

I knew he was kinda gay. I know is was been idolized by a lot of ladies because he really looks hot but sorry ladies, he is a gay.

Congrats on your confession RM and Good Luck.

Tsai
Tsai

bravo..ricky martin are great artisit and handsome icon.it will always be.

Stefan
Stefan

Well, this is definetly the day many gay guys have been waiting for....and all I can say is "Finally! Halleluyah!"...now maybe he'll invite me on stage and serenade me in one of his concerts like Enrique did with that other guy who wasn't me haha....but yeah, all I can say is WAHOO!!!

TopCatDC
TopCatDC

Wow, talk about burying the lead.

Anyway - yes everyone who wanted to know already knew. Now the people who didn't want to know have to adjust.

spunky
spunky

How can anyone not have figured that one out?

Out of Lurkdom
Out of Lurkdom

Brave move, Rickey. Maybe the public at large tacitly always "knew" (or not) -- but the media has a tendency focus in odd ways on this issue. We've all been witness to it lately. There is no denying visability is key, but Rickey's career began years ago and considering how he was marketed, at the time, I think he was justified to be concerned.

Bravo, Mr. Martin. Peace and prosperity to you and yours. Be happy!

the Ricker
the Ricker

I do feel for him. This was a major decision to come out. Though not a shocking revelation, how sad that it seems to have caused some difficulty between he and those who felt the need to offer their advice out of love. Do hope he is left to live his life as he chooses, in peace and without judgment.

EMF
EMF

Good for Ricky. It seems having kids will often give you the courage to be who you are.

karen
karen

Did he think we didn't know? Too bad for the ladies... he is hottttt!

Leslie
Leslie

Who didn't already know this?

MomWithODD
MomWithODD

Thanks violet ... unfortunately the kassandra's of the world are a dime a dozen ... it's not worth the effort trying to make sense with them.

mike
mike

@ Kes

Spot on.

kes
kes

I think what mike is trying to say is we have not moved forward if they are announcing their homosexuality, when really it shouldn't be something as if we were reacting to it. We don't react when someone is straight, so why react when someone is gay? It's unfortunate that we would be surprised, because it means SOME have not learned to accept being gay as part of the norm.

Kyle
Kyle

um he posted it on his website... how is that "shouting it to the whole world"?

also if you were gay you would understand WHY it's important when celebrities come out... and your whole point about straight people shouting that they're straight... *rolls eyes*... they basically do that just by living their straight lives in public...

Kyle
Kyle

LOL are you serious?!

MomWithODD
MomWithODD

Kassandra … If that ever happens, which I don’t believe it will, my comment would be “God bless him … David is a talented and beautiful person both inside. He cares and thinks about others before himself, which is why I so admire and love him very much for that.”

I don’t let comments like yours bother me anymore. You’re not worth it, especially when I’ve seen nothing but ugly comments from you in other threads.

Kassandra
Kassandra

I look forward to your comment when your Archie comes out :P

Stefan
Stefan

Haha, yeah I was like....isn't the man who owns this blog gay (if you're not, I am terribly sorry =P)? Haha, speaking of which the guy who runs this blog, Rickey has replied to MY POST and that makes me feel awesome!!!! XD Haha, I've been following your blog since like season 4 of American Idol but only started posting now.

So yeah, thanks (or salamat rather..you're Filipino right? If not, once again I am terribly sorry XD) for blogging. =)

Rickey
Rickey

Let me look at the censor list and fix that...

Stefan
Stefan

What the....? GAY is a censored word!!??! That is a bit ridiculous, and a tad ironic coming from this blog..

Kyle
Kyle

Whatever, there's still a huge difference with him coming out and people "knowing". It's definitely a good thing he came out.

SoL
SoL

He's hot 'cause he's gay.

Kassandra
Kassandra

What do you mean too bad? It's not like they had a shot at him if he was straight. This type of mentlity is what forces entertainers and artists into the closet in order to have a career. It's sad.