Ricky Martin will help Barack Obama in his reelection campaign with a fundraiser, which was announced Wednesday. The event will be on May 14 at the Museum of Art Rubin in New York, where the Puerto Rican superstar is giving life to Che in the Broadway musical “Evita”. “Evita” was a performance that has earned him great critical acclaim and a nomination from the Drama League on Tuesday.
“I’m proud to support our president,” Martin said in a statement. “I think Barack Obama has shown a deep interest in helping the needy, even though their voices are not the most heard in Washington.”
The event is sponsored by the Future Fund and the Leadership Council of LGBT (lesbian, gay , bisexual and transgender). “(Obama) has been a staunch supporter of LGBT and Latino communities, creating new precedents as appointing the first Hispanic justice of the Supreme Court and the repeal of the law,” the singer, who a couple of years has revealed that he was gay.
“By their actions, I think the President has put the United States in the right direction and has earned the opportunity to complete the work he has started.”