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Thread started 03/29/10 1:49pm

musicjunky318

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Ricky Martin: I Am A Fortunate Homosexual Man

Ricky just posted this passage on his webpage.

"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

http://rickymartinmusic.c...tem=114532
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Reply #1 posted 03/29/10 1:53pm

johnart

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Everyone's gonna say big whoop, who didn't know and what rock were they under?
All true, but still...good for him. cool
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Reply #2 posted 03/29/10 1:57pm

MyMyMy

lol... shocking.
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Reply #3 posted 03/29/10 2:03pm

BklynBabe

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shhhhh....Clay Aiken is gay too. eek wink
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Reply #4 posted 03/29/10 2:04pm

Identity





Not-so-shocking-admission: Ricky is allergic to vaginas. These pics were an obvious giveaway.
[Edited 3/31/10 14:07pm]
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Reply #5 posted 03/29/10 2:08pm

jeami

I thought he was bisexual, but ok. No biggie.
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Reply #6 posted 03/29/10 2:14pm

musicjunky318

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Identity said:





Not-so-shocking-admission: Ricky is allergic to vaginas. These pics were an obvious giveaway.


Identity, how can you post those without the key one?


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Reply #7 posted 03/29/10 2:15pm

Identity

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My bad. Great find. wink
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Reply #8 posted 03/29/10 2:33pm

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and water is wet
[Edited 3/29/10 14:34pm]
"We may deify or demonize them but not ignore them. And we call them genius, because they are the people who change the world."
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Reply #9 posted 03/29/10 2:48pm

cborgman

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good for him. i would imagine it's hard to be that brave in a multi-national spotlight.
Out-foxing fox-bots for almost 20 years on the org.
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Reply #10 posted 03/29/10 2:49pm

PricelessHo

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woot!
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Reply #11 posted 03/29/10 2:57pm

TD3

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cborgman said:

good for him. i would imagine it's hard to be that brave in a multi-national spotlight.


nod me too.
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Reply #12 posted 03/29/10 3:00pm

leecappella

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johnart said:

Everyone's gonna say big whoop, who didn't know and what rock were they under?
All true, but still...good for him. cool


Yes, indeed! Good for him. A lot of people may say, "I knew he was gay!" Well, he knew he was gay too, I'd say. The issue isn't if he knew it or not. It's speaking it to someone more than himself and the man he loves. Making it public when he wanted to do so.
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Reply #13 posted 03/29/10 3:05pm

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leecappella said:

johnart said:

Everyone's gonna say big whoop, who didn't know and what rock were they under?
All true, but still...good for him. cool


Yes, indeed! Good for him. Some people may have known. Those close to him, I mean. And those who have never met him may have known (without certainty) because if you don't know a person, you just don't know unless it's painfully obvious:) But no matter who knew, it's always good when you finally speak it out loud yourself to someone other than yourself.


I find his little speach too dramatic and boring for my taste... he is gay so what? big deal
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Reply #14 posted 03/29/10 3:17pm

veronikka

woot!





mushy
Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #15 posted 03/29/10 3:27pm

Timmy84

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Reply #16 posted 03/29/10 3:33pm

NastradumasKid

Timmy84 said:




Why?
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Reply #17 posted 03/29/10 3:34pm

Timmy84

NastradumasKid said:

Timmy84 said:




Why?


It was obvious what Ricky was. lol Better late than never. smile
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Reply #18 posted 03/29/10 3:35pm

NastradumasKid

Timmy84 said:

NastradumasKid said:




Why?


It was obvious what Ricky was. lol Better late than never. smile


I know (it wasn't that hard to tell lol ) but why the picture?
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Reply #19 posted 03/29/10 3:36pm

Timmy84

NastradumasKid said:

Timmy84 said:



It was obvious what Ricky was. lol Better late than never. smile


I know (it wasn't that hard to tell lol ) but why the picture?


It's like saying "the sky is blue" and "the grass is green". wink
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Reply #20 posted 03/29/10 3:36pm

uPtoWnNY

Was this cat ever IN the closet?
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Reply #21 posted 03/29/10 3:37pm

NastradumasKid

Timmy84 said:

NastradumasKid said:



I know (it wasn't that hard to tell lol ) but why the picture?


It's like saying "the sky is blue" and "the grass is green". wink



Oh I get ya!!! wink
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Reply #22 posted 03/29/10 3:38pm

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Ricky just posted this passage on his webpage.

"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.


translation: I was all tormented inside by this 'secret'. The autobiography was my personal catharsis that would allow my soul to heal (dramatic into)
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.

translation: I am an artist and the stage was my escape... the rest of my life was not as happy as you would imagine because of the 'secret' (not really saying it but it is the logical conclusion of the 'freedom on stage' mention in a coming out essay) (dramatic value increasing, now everyone feels for him)

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

Here he becomes the hero taking responsibility against all well-wishers' advice. OK it could be worse, he could come out when he would be in retirement for example

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.

This is a combination of 'I Am What I Am' talk, 'there are more serious problems in life than me being gay' talk, 'I might be gay but I am still sensitive and honestly concerned about the state of the world' talk, and 'what I do I do it for my children' (cliche) talk. He honestly lost me here... but yeah the drama is still increasing

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.

Here our hero rises from his personal demons, says 'f*ck' to everything and decides to live a life of honesty... a well deserved finale to an extraordinary emotional journey... tears even came to my eyes... bravo Ricky

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

After all the drama-feast this was kind of lost... OK Ricky you suffered so much and we feel so bad for you that you can be gay... what the hell how much suffering can a soul take?

This is a great letter for someone who is 15-16 and is thinking to come out. Not for an adult man. In the end of the day he came out too late... good for him but this whole letter was stupid

http://rickymartinmusic.c...tem=114532
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Reply #23 posted 03/29/10 3:38pm

Mong

johnart said:

Everyone's gonna say big whoop, who didn't know and what rock were they under?
All true, but still...good for him. cool


Well Ricky's been living under a cock for years...
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Reply #24 posted 03/29/10 3:42pm

Timmy84

uPtoWnNY said:

Was this cat ever IN the closet?


Hell to the naw lol
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Reply #25 posted 03/29/10 3:54pm

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UBERdramatic -- and obvious. But if he's claimed some dignity in proclaiming his truth, bless him.
Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #26 posted 03/29/10 3:54pm

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musicjunky318 said:

'Ricky Martin: I Am A Fortunate Homosexual Man'


and the sky is blue! lets keep it movin,heennies!
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Reply #27 posted 03/29/10 3:55pm

missmad

saw this on the news while at the docs, was sooooo happy for him Go ricky!!!!!
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Reply #28 posted 03/29/10 3:55pm

Timmy84

Lammastide said:

UBERdramatic -- and obvious. But if he's claimed some dignity in proclaiming his truth, bless him.


It was kinda like when Clay Aiken came out even though he didn't say he was Christian, he was all like "trying to find the right one" and that "it didn't matter". When I saw he denied that he ever said bisexual, I was like "COME OUT THE CLOSET, MAN! I KNEW SINCE '99!" lol
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Reply #29 posted 03/29/10 3:59pm

Paris9748430

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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