Mexican soap star and actor Sebastián Ligarde has recently come out as a gay man, telling the media that he has been in a stable relationship with another man for more than 20 years.
As we celebrate June as LGBT Pride Month, Ligarde's news made us think of the Latino celebs who are prime examples of what it means to be out and proud. These are the faces of gay pride in the Latino community. How do you show your pride?
Sebastián Ligarde, 59
Came out: This Mexican soap star confessed to TVyNovelas magazine he was bisexual when he was younger and has been in a stable relationship for more than 20 years. He went on to say he was inspired by Ricky Martin to come out publicly.
Why we love him: He isn’t afraid to finally come out publicly and accept himself the way he is. Ligarde told TVyNovelas: “I'm gay and I say this with pride. No gay person should have to walk down the street with stigma stamped on his forehead. Sexual preference is genetic... and if God and my family knows it, then let the world know it.” Amen!