Whew! Good to know! Never mind that sleeping with transgender women does not necessarily mean one is gay.
He ads: "When I told my girlfriend, she started to shout, scream and swear at me, I think she’ll find it hard to forgive me."
You mean the part about her thinking he might be gay? Or the part about him being caught soliciting prostitutes.
Mexico's La Jornada says that Ronaldo denied having had sex with any of the women: "I did not have sexual relations because, when I realized it wasn't was I was looking for, I took out my team from the field."
Good use of sports allegories! He says that one of the women threatened to go to the press if he didn't give her money but said that he would not seek charges against them.
In the meantime the GLBTT Brazilian Association (ABGLT) has put out a statement taking media to task for their coverage of the incident and - specifically - of their biased take on transgender issues.
They argue that most press has disrespected a persons constitutional right to freedom of identity by using male pronouns to identify the transgender women and printing their birth names instead of their current names. Pictured above is one of the women, Andrea Albertine, who has told press that it was Ronaldo who threatened to harm them.
- Ronaldo sorry for encounter with cross-dressing prostitutes (AP, May 4, 2008)
- Soccer star's misadventure leaves his fans smirking (The New York Times, May 6, 2008)
- 'Ambassador Ronaldo' disowned (The Sandard, May 6, 2008)