Episode 61 – Interview with Hector

Listen to this incredible story of a great athlete Hector Torres as he tells about growing up as a gay man, being overweight and coming out to his folks and his life changing event into fitness. He is competing this coming July in the Gay Games which will be held in Chicago.

Episode 61

Hector’s webpage <— click here to read more on Hector

Gay Games <— click here for more info on Gay Games

3 Responses to “Episode 61 – Interview with Hector”

  1. Epilonious Says:

    This was an interesting foil of Rich Merritts interview. It has very much the theme of “challenges being overcome” but the challenges were very different.

    Then again, I suppose most interesting stories are those where more and more convoluted and intriguing labyrinths are placed in between the protagonist and what they want…

    Either way, It seems like Hector has come out well (as have most if not all of your interviewees, Ramble) and I wish him luck at the games!

  2. JOHN Q. Says:

    Wow! What a swan Hector has become. He is a beautiful, beautiful boy. If I lost all that weight and bulked up, I still wouldn’t look like this hottie!

    I am always so overwhelmed to hear of the violent reactions of parents to finding out their children are gay. I think it is a mark of Hector’s sweetness that he would give so much time to helping his mother recouperate after her initial rejection of him. It would have been interesting to hear if he continues to have a close relationship with her and the rest of his family.

  3. (F)reddy Says:

    I can’t say that I haven’t been ‘there’ myself, but it boils me to no end that his parents had such a violent reaction to him and then asked him to come home. Now THAT is the true definition of unconditional love. And I hope they learned a very valuable lesson from him.

    To hear the light and love in his voice as he talks about all the shitty things that happened to him and to hear his positive attitude now is refreshing and beautiful. Either that, or the Prozac in Puerto Rico is so much more better than it is in Texas.

    I nearly lost my bodily functions seeing the picture of hector coming out of the water on his webpage. WOW-ZA! Does he train from a distance???

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