Your probably wondering who Orlando Cruz is. After today you’ll know him to be the first openly gay boxer. Thirty-one year old Orlando Cruz has come out of the boxing closet. “I developed physically and mentally to take such a big step in my life and in my profession, which is boxing, knowing that it would have pros and cons, highs and lows in this sport that is so macho,” he said. “I kept this hidden for many, many years.”

20121004-184219.jpgMister Cruz is proud of his decision, and hopes that his sexual preference won’t hurt his choices in the ring. In most of these situations, people closes to the athelete/actor or singer knows. It’s the general public that has to adjust to these new revelations. So far this year, we’ve had Anderson Cooper, Frank Ocean and now Orlando Cruz come out. Three people that nobody was really checking for in the gay arena, but all are welcomed. Obviously there are others and once the stigma goes away, it’ll be open seasoning for coming out. Good luck to Orlando Cruz for taking a big step in life. Hopefully the critics and fans will see him as the man he was and still is.