As the Washington Blade first reported, the Nov. 16 ceremony took place in Central Park and was officiated by New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses.
“Giving thanks to my heavenly father for one more day of life and with [my] husband José Manuel in it,” Cruz wrote in Spanish on his Facebook page, according to a translation provided by the Blade's Michael K. Lavers.
Photos of the intimate ceremony have begun to appear on Twitter. Check out a few below:
— Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) November 18, 2013
— Ricardo Archibold (@rarchibold) November 16, 2013
It's been quite a year for Cruz. Although he lost a high-profile world championship battle last month, he's nonetheless been embraced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as a staunch advocate since he opened up about his sexuality in 2012.
He wore rainbow boxing shorts and pink gloves during the high-visibility fight last month in order to show support for both LGBT rights and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.