Peruvian politician Carlos Bruce on coming out

Peruvian legislator and former cabinet minister Carlos Bruce came out last week and although he says his security detail has been doubled due to security concerns, he's glad to be out. Bruce and other legislators are trying to pass civil unions in Peru, which has caused a tremendous debate about LGBT equality in one of Latin America's most conservative countries. In the article in which he came out, Bruce was pictured with his sons, who told the newspaper El Comercio they're proud of their dad. Along with threats have come plenty of accolades including from journalist Beto Ortiz who wrote, in part, "Carlos Bruce, as of today, you are a legend."

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