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FM: You’re performing at various LGBT events this summer. Do they mean more to you because you’re gay?
CW: All of my performances mean so much to me, but I have to say the energy I get from a PRIDE event is wonderfully overwhelming. These performances become deeply personal. I’m in the crowd with them so to speak and I understand our need for celebration.
FM: You came out at a later age, 32, what can you share with Fuerte Men about this experience?
CW: I remember being so afraid and adapting my behavior. I have to tell you, I am very impressed with the guts of today’s youth and I can only encourage parents to support their kids. I had a responsibility to my spirituality and sexuality and coming to terms with both. I needed to have the love from my family and surrounded myself with this. It took me sometime internally but the unconditional love of my family is what got me through it.
FM: How has being an openly gay singer impacted your career?
CW: I focus on my truth. How can I be the best artist I can be and remain true to myself? I think being gay allows me to be more in tune with emotions in general. Love is universal and that is what I sing about. Professionally, I don’t walk around telling everyone about my sexuality or personal business. I also don’t pretend to be something that I am not and to me that is very important.
FM: This is going to be a very busy summer for you, aside from the PRIDE performances, what’s next?
CM: I am so excited because I have three records coming out overseas in Europe. The single “One Life” will hit in France, then “Notice Me” will be in Spain, and “DJ Rock Superstar” will be released in Italy. I try to keep busy with different projects and collaborations.
FM: Are you single?
CM: (laughing) I’m dating how’s that.
FM: I can tell you workout?
CM: (laughing) I’m so glad you noticed! I love going to the gym. I live at the gym. My favorite exercises are pull-ups. I just really enjoy them. I really try to change things up and remain focused on my health. Aside from exercising I also eat organically.
FM: What is your definition of Fuerte Men?
CM: To me Fuerte Men are comfortable with both their masculine and feminine sides. They should be very much interested in what others think and not afraid to be wrong. I think Fuerte Men are also compassionate and ready to take on the responsibilities to make things right.
Pridefest: El Paso, Texas June 9, 2012
Michegan Pride: Lansing, Michigan June 16, 2012
Rain Night Club Pool Party: The Palms Las Vegas, Nevada July 14, 2012
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