March 12, 2014 | by Staff reports
Former Puerto Rican lawmaker comes out
Roberto Arango, Puerto Rico, gay news, Washington Blade

Roberto Arango (Photo public domain)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A former member of the Puerto Rico Senate who resigned after naked pictures he posted to a gay website were revealed has come out of the closet.

“Yes,” Roberto Arango told the Puerto Rican radio station NotiUno in response to a question about whether he is gay as Blabbeando reported on March 7. “On top of that I am a businessman. On top of that I am a father, I am a brother, I am a son. On top of that I like doing community work and volunteering.”

Arango opposed efforts to extend rights to LGBT Puerto Ricans that include civil unions for same-sex couples while in the Puerto Rico Senate. He also used an anti-gay slur to refer to a San Juan mayoral candidate during a 2004 rally.

Arango resigned in 2011 after nude pictures of himself that he placed on Grindr began to circulate in the Puerto Rican media.

1 Comment
  • Caros Ruben Rosario

    It will surprise a few, thank God not all. That when yours fixation on what a Latino Man should be is broken someone must cry. Well he did not.Read again in the Bible hat Lazarus did whent alive again.

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