Washington: Ricky Martin has revealed that he no longer feels lonely after revealing that he is gay because he feels "protected" by the love from the gay community.
The singer - who became a father to twins Matteo and Valentino through a surrogate mother in August 2008 - confirmed that he was gay last year and no longer feels "alone" because he has so much support from people of similar sexualities.
“I feel liberated. I feel in touch with myself. I feel protected. I don`t feel alone,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling the Guardian newspaper.
"Because sometimes when you`re quiet about yourself, you feel all alone. And all of a sudden you come out and have this amazing community, the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender] community, who are giving you nothing but love.
"And if I focus on this, I get tears in my eyes because, oh my God, I wish everyone that was struggling right now could feel what I`m feeling as I`m talking to you. It``s just love coming from every f***ing direction,” he added.