Thursday, August 15, 2013

Orlando Cruz, First Openly Gay Boxer, Proposal on Facebook

Orlando Cruz, from Puerto Rico, is the world's first openly gay professional boxer. Last october, he came out and wanted everyone knows his sexual identity in such a dignified manner. Currently, he is training to fight for his first world title against Mexican Orlando Salido, next october 12th in Las Vegas.

But today, he's back in the news after proposing wed to his boyfriend José Manuel via a publicly posted Facebook video.

The translation of Cruz's proposal, originally in Spanish:

I wanted to tell you how much I need you and how much I miss you. I know you are a person that means a lot to me and that supports my career and respects it which is very important, but above all you are always there giving me that push that I need. Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship.

I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours.

José Manuel's answer, on Facebook too, was:

I want to say yes. I accept marrying you because I love you and adore you. Yes, I do want to marry you because I love you, I love you, I love you very much. We will keep going forward and you will see how happy we will be. I love you papi from my heart.

A modern way but equally lovely, congrats to the couple!

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