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Conchita Wurst steals show at ‘Life Ball’ charity event for AIDS research

| Sunday, June 1, 2014
[cap]Austrian singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of City Hall in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Ronald Zak, AP)
VIENNA — Party-goers dressed in little more than body paint rubbed shoulders with men in tuxedoes and cross-dressers in wild costumes on Saturday, transforming Vienna's City Hall into a fantasy land. But in the end, Conchita Wurst stole the show. The occasion, Europe's biggest charity event, was serious: raising money for AIDS research.

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Ricky Martin’s stunning admission: ‘I bullied kids who I knew were gay’

| Monday, August 26, 2013
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Grammy award winning pop artist Ricky Martin says that as a child he suffered from intense, internalized homophobia, which led him to bully other kids that he knew were gay.

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Report: Ricky Martin to wed partner in New York ceremony this month

| Monday, January 2, 2012
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Out Latin pop singer Ricky Martin and his partner, Puerto Rican financial analyst Carlos Gonzalez Abella, will marry later this month in New York, according to the spanish language newspaper, El Nuevo Dia.

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Ricky Martin granted citizenship in Spain, fuels speculation of plans to marry

| Saturday, November 5, 2011
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Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin has been granted citizenship in Spain, the country’s government has announced. The move has fueled speculation that Martin, who came out in 2009, plans to marry his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella.

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LGBT History Month profile: Grammy award-winning artist Ricky Martin

via Equality Forum | Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Ricky Martin is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer. A professional entertainer since childhood, Martin has sold more than 60 million albums.

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Ricky Martin talks about his struggle with the ‘evil’ of being gay

| Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Ricky Martin, appearing on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, spoke candidly about his struggle to come out as gay because he thought homosexuality was "evil."

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Religious leaders: Ricky Martin setting a bad example for being openly gay

| Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Pop-star Ricky Martin has been publicly criticized by religious leaders in his native Puerto Rico for setting a bad example for his children by openly discussing his homosexuality.

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Ricky Martin’s memoir due November 2

| Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Ricky Martin is set to release his memoir, Me, on November 2. Martin said in a statement Thursday that the project led him to extract memories that he had erased from his mind, and called it an "incredible spiritual journey."

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Why Ricky Martin matters — to me… and maybe a few other boys

LORENZO HERRERA Y LOZANA | Special to LGBTQ Nation | Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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There’s been a lot of commotion regarding Ricky Martin’s recent coming out statement on his official website. As with most things in life these days, I learned about the news on Facebook.

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Ricky Martin comes out: ‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man’

| Monday, March 29, 2010
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Ricky Martin has come out in a posting today on his official website: "Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within...

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