On Pride Day, Ricky Martin wrote a heartfelt post where he talked about his personal situation and the path he traveled. At the same time he listed the fears he felt when recounting his sexual preference. The singer who is married to the visual artist Jwan Yosef and with whom he has two children, in addition to Matheo and Valentino, who were born by surrogacy of the womb, made a production of photos to celebrate their love. However, he was surprised by the prejudices of the people, even to this day, who received grievances on his official account for these photos.
“What I didn’t expect, especially after all the work that has been done for so many years, is that a large number of people decided to stop following us or commenting in a derogatory way.”
Faced with this event and the loss of significant followers, the singer wrote some heartfelt words to enhance the pride of being who he is, and encourage those who are still afraid to love freely.
“Pause… today I want to speak to you from my most vulnerable side… A week ago, I uploaded some photos with my husband for a special issue of @cap74024 magazine. For both of us it was a wonderful experience and a way to celebrate our pride,” he began by recounting. He continued: “What I did not expect, especially after all the work that has been done for so many years, is that a large number of people decided to stop following us or commenting in a derogatory way,” he said with great disappointment. “Of course, it’s not the number of followers that worries me, it’s the message behind his decision that has provoked the same feeling I had years ago before publicly sharing about my sexual orientation. That same fear that paralyzed me, tormented me and did not let me be,” he clarified. “Today I see the photos and what I feel is a peace full of being able to celebrate my family as they deserve, in style. To celebrate myself as I am, no matter what they will say.”
“And that fear that I have just talked about, no longer paralyzes me, on the contrary, it gives me much more strength and pushes me to continue working for the well-being of millions of people who suffer every day because of the lack of acceptance,” he narrated from his personal experience. He continued: “The most I wish in this life is that we can all feel free, proud of ourselves, happy, that we are loved, respected and accepted.” That we can express ourselves how we are born without reprisals or being punished. It is not fair to continue losing valuable lives to prejudice and lack of education.” To all those who feel lost or unvalued for being who they are and want to be, are not alone, there is a great community that awaits you with open arms. They are worth a lot, please do not forget. #pride #pridemonth,” he closed.