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Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay boxer

The Guardian, LONDON

However, attitudes toward homosexuality have moved on considerably, even since Fashanu’s time, and Cruz’s decision, while undoubtedly brave, has prompted few shocked reactions. Even in Puerto Rico attitudes are likely to be kinder than they might have been given that the devoutly Catholic territory already has one extremely famous gay son — the singer Ricky Martin, who has pledged to wed his partner only when gay marriage is legalized in Puerto Rico.

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