Ricky Martin is hosting a fundraiser for President Obama to thank him for his support of gay rights. The singer will team up with the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund to host a benefit for the president at New York City’s Rubin Museum of Art in May. Martin wants Obama to win a second term, believing he will continue to show support for the LGBT community.
“I am proud to support our president. I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington,” the Daily Express quoted the singer as saying. “He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities… With his actions, I believe the president has put the United States back on the right path and has earned the opportunity to finish the critical work that he has started,” he added.