"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin wrote in a blog posting at Ricky Martin Official Site | 2010 Coming Soon. - Latin singer Ricky Martin says he is gay | Reuters Who knew? A friend in "The Business" just mentioned this to me on the phone, while we were discussing my USMB character and Dante Fevah. I mentioned how gay obsessed some people are and he agreed, then mentioned the American public. The American public has been fascinated with this Latin Singer's sexual identity, since a 2000 interview with Barbara Walters.