Peru Welcomes Country’s First Openly Gay Congressman as Carlos Bruce Makes Historic Coming Out

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Peruvian Lawmaker Carlos Bruce made history when the 57-year-old came out in an interview with El Comercia. “I am gay and I am proud to belong to that group of people that are so valuable to Peru,” he said. The divorced father had become a polarizing figure in the country as he pushed to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

“I’ve always been reluctant to talk about my private life and less of the things I do in bed. I find [talking about it] distasteful. But the time is correct to graph the rights you have and that I don’t. Many believe I am unable to be a good parent or that being gay I cannot serve my country. However, I’ve done it for 12 years. It is an opportunity to strike down that image.” Bruce said. [OnTop]

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