"I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, I'm not like that, I don't want to be like that, that's not me. I was ashamed. When you're told you're wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith -- my self-esteem was crushed. I took my anger out on those around me... I look back now and realize I would bully people who I knew were gay. I had internalized homophobia. To realize that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that."
-- Singer, heartthrob, and gay icon Ricky Martin, speaking to GQ Australia about his experience growing up as a closeted, self-loathing gay Catholic.