Ricky Martin ready to stand up to Trump for LGBT and Latino rights

By REUTERS
November 17, 2016 10:12

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has a lot to celebrate. On Wednesday, the Grammy-winning artist announced a concert residency in Las Vegas and revealed he had proposed to his partner of one-year, Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef.

But with Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates fear a backlash against their community, as do other minorities after months of harsh rhetoric on the campaign trail.Martin, who has spoken out against Trump ahead of the election, said he would use his celebrity to be "really loud" if he ever felt his rights being infringed on.

"I have no idea what's going to happen in the future of this country, I can only just hope for the best and see what happens," Martin told Reuters on Tuesday.

"If things go sour, in the sense that I, as a member of the LGBT community, or a member of the Latino community in this country, if I feel threatened, I am going to be really loud," said Martin.


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