This must be such a honor for him!
As we posted, Ricky Martin has landed on the cover of Out Magazine's Out 100 as Entertainer of the Year, alongside the five other honorees, which include:
Johnny Weir, Diva of the Year
Julianne Moore, Artist of the Year
Rachel Maddow, Newsmaker of the Year
Nate Berkus, Stylemaker of the Year
Wonderful! They've all been so instrumental this year, and made such huge breakthroughs on behalf of the LGBT community!
Ricky Martin opened up to the magazine in an absolutely wonderful interview, and says about his appearance at the HRC dinner:
“Something as simple as standing at that dinner and saying, ‘I’m gay,’ creates so may emotions I’ve never felt before. I didn’t do it earlier because of fear, and bottom line it was all in my head. I was seduced by fear and I was sabotaging most of my life—my music, my relationships with my friends, with my family, with everybody. That’s something I need to share because I know that a lot of people are going through what I went through, no matter what their age, and fear cannot control us.”
How inspiring! And so true!
We cannot commend him enough for taking such a giant step - we know how frightening it must have been for him, but his bravery has helped, and will continue to help, so many others!
CLICK HERE to check out the others featured in the Out 100, and check out some of the GORGEOUS photos taken by Jason Schmidt (below)!