Boxer Orlando Cruz Talks About Why He Came Out
Boxer Orlando Cruz Talks About Why He Came Out
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/26/2013 - 10:30

When professional boxer Orlando Cruz came out and said he is a "proud gay man," he made history as the first openly gay man in boxing.

"I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career," Cruz said in October 2012. "I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career."


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Boxer Orlando Cruz
Boxer Orlando Cruz Comes Out: "I Am a Proud Gay Man"
By Samantha Leal | 10/05/2012 - 12:00

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a gay man, and in doing so has become the first openly gay man in the sport's history (while still competing). 


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