Ricky Martin Comes Out

Ricky Martin has faced a lot of questions over the years about his sexual orientation. He has recently posted a lengthy note on his official Web site, which indicates he is not straight. “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” writes Martin. “I am very blessed to be who I am.” Martin, who has twin sons through a surrogate mother, writes that hiding his sexuality any longer would “indirectly diminish the glow that my kids here born with.” He further addresses the reasoning behind the late news, “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.”