Jennifer Lopez: “It’s Okay to Be Out”

In an exclusive interview with Andrés Duque’s Blabbenado blog, Jennifer Lopez–who along with being a musical and fashion superstar is now hosting American Idol–talks LGBT in the Latino community and beyond.

Lopez says she has LGBT family members and grew up with it being no big deal. She feels there is growing acceptance in both the Latino community and in the Latino music industry to LGBT performers, driven in part by Ricky Martin:

I just think it’s a reflection of the real world we live in. And it’s OK to be out. I do think it is. I do think it’s acceptable for people to be who they are. I am a huge advocate of that. In that sense, that’s the only way we can truly love ourselves, it’s by accepting who we are and letting everybody know who we are.

So, I’m very proud – you know – I’m friends with Ricky and I’m very proud of him and support him in everything he does. And all these people who have been… who want to step forward and tell the world who they are… I think that’s awesome.

(photo: Gisele13, creative commons)

2 Responses to "Jennifer Lopez: “It’s Okay to Be Out”"
Teddy Partridge | Wednesday March 16, 2011 08:11 am 1

I have yearned for Jennifer Lopez’s permission and bask in her approval today.

mzchief | Friday March 18, 2011 04:09 pm 2

Lopez says she has LGBT family members and grew up with it being no big deal.

I’m glad that Lopez is willing to deliver this message of non-violence to the international Latino community.

More excellent articles at show that much more progress in assuring the human right of all is required.

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