Juan Gabriel never "came out" as gay, at least not in the traditional way. But that doesn't make him any less of an icon for queer Latino fans who grew up adoring the ballad singer. El Divo de Juarez has been memorialized by the likes of President Obama, who called him "one of the greats of Latin music." Jorge Ramos, the Univision/Fusion anchor and journalist, took a moment to honor the singer, asking American media to respect that many Latinos are in mourning over one of Mexico's greatest talents. "If you want to understand Latinos and, why they won't talk politics for a while, you better learn how to pronounce JuanGa," Ramos tweeted hours after JuanGa's death.
August 29 / The Advocate