Although he's aware that some people "are uncomfortable by his nature," Puerto Rican Ricky Martin defended his sexual orientation and said that he'll continue singing, detracting some level of importance from several acts of censorship of which he's been a target of.
According to information obtained by Mexican news agency Notimex, it was upon his arrival to Nicaragua, where he was scheduled to perform Friday as part of his 'Musica+Alma+Sexo' tour, that the singer declared he is a gay man ready to defend his right.
"Yes, I am a gay man, and I'm looking for my rights," he told the government-run Radio Ya and other national media.
Although, "there are two or three people who are uncomfortable by my nature, I have no control over how they feel. I simply want to live in peace and continue singing," Martin said.
With respect to his work as an ambassador for the United Nations Fund for Children, or UNICEF, he said that he would continue fighting to eradicate child prostitution and mistreatment of people throughout the world, through the foundation that bears his name.
"Unfortunately, there are children who are forced to enter the world of prostitution and pornography, and this happens everywhere around the world. And I've been working against that for eight or nine years," he said.
After assuring that he is a happy man who enjoys his success, his children and his partner, Carlos Gonzalez, the singer promised to deliver an event tonight "that you will really enjoy. I'm going to make sure that everyone has a good time. It's going to be a big party. Viva Nicaragua!"