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 asked.

“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?” the 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 on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)