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Ricky Martin to host Obama fundraiser

Pop star Ricky Martin is all set to host a fundraising event for US President Barack Obama to thank the politician for his support of gay rights.

entertainment Updated: Apr 26, 2012 16:00 IST

Pop star Ricky Martin is all set to host a fundraising event for US President Barack Obama to thank the politician for his support of gay rights.

The 40-year-old Spanish singer will team up with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art on May 12, reported Contactmusic.

"I am proud to support our president. I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington," he said.

Martin said that he was happy Obama was a strong advocate of the Latino and LGBT communities.

"He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities... With his actions, I believe the president has put the United States back on the right path and has earned the opportunity to finish the critical work that he has started."