1973-01-18

The Chilean journalist JUAN MANUEL ASTORGA was born today. Astorga is a major media personality having hosted radio, television and cable shows in his long and storied career.
 
In 2008, Astorga gave an interview to Caras magazine, which published its homosexuality . He chose to disclose his sexuality before he was outed by an attorney who was a member of the Fascist-connected Catholic order Opus Dei. The attorney attempted to extort money from Astorga by threatening to out him. Astorga beat him to the punch.
 
The Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation of Chile supported Astorga and condemned this kind of blackmail.