Thursday, October 4, 2012

Professional Boxer Orlando Cruz Makes History By Coming Out!

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz (left)
He is not retired. He is in the middle of his career as a man who takes and gives punches!  He is an amazingly courageous athlete.  He needs to be celebrated for this!

Via ESPN:


Cruz, 31, the first openly gay fighter, released a statement on Wednesday calling himself a "proud gay man."
"I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself," Cruz said. "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."
Yes, Orlando.  You should be very proud!! I know I am very proud of you!!  The LGBT community owes you a huge debt of gratitude!  

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