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Puerto Rico just got its first openly gay cabinet member · PinkNews

Secretary of Housing Alberto Lastra Power has announced that he’s gay, making him the government’s first openly gay cabinet member.

The politician – who also revealed the he has recently married his partner of 18 years – tweeted that he has overcome the prejudice he has faced as a gay man, reports On Top magazine.

“The prejudice that I have lived as a gay man I have overcome. You too can beat discrimination,” he messaged to recent graduates in the US territory.

Hordes of his followers flocked to congratulate Lastra Power – including out singer Ricky Martin, the island’s best known export.

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