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.