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.