Popular Univision morning show Despierta America had an interesting morning broadcast. Luis Sandoval the showâs host decided to open up about his own sexuality.
The 38-year-old has been on the show since 2005. Sandoval who became emotional opened up about his sexuality with views. âI do not live in the closet,â he uttered through tears. âMy family knows it. I have a partner that I am happy with and if I cry it is because this moment is very emotional for me.â
Sandoval who currently lives in Los Angeles grew up in Nayarit, Mexico, at 25 he landed his job at Despierta America.
He was prompted to go public after the suicide of 9-year-old Jamel Myles. Myles killed himself after coming out to his family and school and enduring bullying. âImagine a motherâs pain,â Sandoval said while coming out. âLosing your nine-year-old son and then I started to see people criticizing the lady, âthis is your fault, you exposed your son to these things, you deserve it.ââ
Sandoval who was out to his family and that his mother has always supported him, she even was present during the broadcast.
Amid an outpouring of support from the LGBT community, he opened up about his partner on Instagram:
âWhatâs next after leaving the closet? ? He is Renato [Perez], my life partner and is a psychotherapist,â Sandoval said in his post.
We have to congratulate Luis for having the courage and conviction to go public and to think this all happened on National Coming Out Day.
Watch the video (Itâs in Spanish)