Former Puerto Rico State Senator
Roberto Arango has publicly announced he's gay.
In a radio interview with Noti UNO,
Arango insisted that he had not been asked whether he's gay.
“The day someone asks me, I will give
a reply,” he said. “In that respect, I have nothing to hide.”
“Are you a homosexual?” he was
“Yes,” he replied.
In resigning from his post three years
ago in the wake of a gay sex scandal, Arango, a Republican with a
record of supporting anti-gay legislation, blamed his enemies for his
downfall and stated that he was taking nude photos of himself to
document his weight loss.
The photos were posted on the gay
hookup app Grindr. In one photo a man is perched on a bed, bending
over to snap a shot of his naked bum.
“I've been a victim of my own
ingenuity and of technological advances that, upon falling in the
wrong hands, can be transformed into something very harmful,” he
said at the time.
“When did you realize you were one?”
interviewer asked this week. “And did you accept it before
your exit from the Senate?”
“No. It was after,” the divorced
father of one said. “My exit from the Senate and the process
itself was what led me to accept myself.” (The video is embedded
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