Orlando Cruz Becomes First Openly Gay Professional Boxer
Joining a host of other high-profile men in the public eye who have recently come out to publicly reveal their homosexuality, boxer Orlando Cruz recently admitted to the world that he is gay.
via The Hollywood Gossip:
Orlando Cruz has become the first professional boxer to publicly reveal himself as a homosexual.
Said the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympian today:
“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”
“I want people to look at me for the human being that I am. I am a professional sportsman that always bring his best to the ring. I want for people to continue to see me for my boxing skills, my character, my sportsmanship. But I also want kids who suffer from bullying to know that you can be whoever you want to be in life, including a professional boxer, that anything is possible and that who you are or whom you love should not be impediment to achieving anything in life.