Main | Sunday, January 03, 2010

Somebody Doesn't Know The Rules

After his impassioned holiday message about anti-gay hate crimes, followed by this possibly disingenuous Twitter post about blood donation, it seems that Ricky Martin is edging ever closer to finally and formally coming out. Martin has long taken the Luther Vandross route of flatly refusing to discuss his personal life, something that many in the LGBT community have no problem with as long as he's not claiming to be straight or speaking against gay causes.

However many others take the position that a person who regularly speaks to millions has an ethical and/or moral responsibility to be open and honest about who he is, for the good of his fellow queers. The question, of course, is whether an entertainer (or a politician or a cable news anchor or any person who willingly seeks public attention) has an obligation to come out.

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