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Ricky Martin Marks World AIDS Day, Talks Obama's Gay Support And Life After Coming Out

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Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 3, 2012
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"It's really sad when people say, 'Yeah, that's an issue for gays,' because it's not only the gay community that's struggling with AIDS -- it's [heterosexual] men, women and children, too," Ricky Martin says. Describing his earlier philanthropic work in preventing human trafficking as being very much interconnected to HIV/AIDS awareness, he added, "For many years I did it quietly, because I had this conception people might think I was doing it for recognition, until I talked to real activists who told me, 'Dude, you need to talk about this, because people listen.'"