Professional Boxer Orlando Cruz is “A Proud Gay Man”
Make sure you read the title of this post carefully before you go running around your office yelling “TOM CRUISE FINALLY CAME OUT! CRUISE IS GAY!!” (because, I mean…WHO would do that? ahahAHA ha…ha…*gulp*).
Professional featherweight boxer and Puerto Rico native Orlando Cruz came out to USA Today as “a proud gay man,” marking a huge step forward for the big, gay sports world. Cruz is the first openly gay man in the history of professional boxing. He stated:
Now, this won’t necessarily make me start watching boxing. Boxing stresses me out because of all of the punching and bleeding and can’t we all just eat froyo and talk about Honey Boo Boo? Seriously, the closest I’ve ever come to boxing is when a pigeon flew at my head and I smacked it away.
However, this is a really inspiring and brave thing for Cruz to do, especially in a professional sport with literally zero other openly gay men. It’s important to show the world that you can be yourself AND fulfill your dreams!
Let’s get Cruz in the ring with Rick Santorum, and see what he has to say about gay marriage then! Whattya say!?