Telenovela Star Sebastián Ligarde Comes Out Of The Closet
Dios mio! We've watched popular telenovela Quinceañera for years, so you can imagine our swooning this morning when the show's villain (played by Sebastián Ligarde) announced that our fantasies have come true.
Ligarde has come out of the closet as gay in an interview with TVyNovelas magazine:
The 59-year-old Mexican soap star, and famous villain in the telenovela "Quinceañera," told the magazine: “I'm gay and I say this with pride. No gay person should have to walk down the street with stigma stamped on his forehead. Sexual preference is genetic... and if God and my family knows it, then let the world know it.
Ligarde, who has his own acting school in Miami, added “I believe I’m at an age when I can help new values... and to have the courage to accept myself publicly, as Ricky Martin did. He has been an inspiration for me when it comes to talking about this subject.”
Ligarde also revealed that he's been in a relationship for the past 20 years.