IN MEXICAN “LUCHA LIBRE” wrestling tradition, “los exóticos”-straight wrestlers dressed in exaggerated drag- were nothing more than funny gimmick added to a wrestling show for entertainment. But today, a gay wrestler from El Paso is using lucha libre to expose Latino wrestling fans to gay culture and break down stereotypes.

In this video published by Great Big Story, “The Liberace of lucha libre” tells his story of embracing his gayness through the Mexican sport. Watch above.