Ripparachie, also known as DeMarquis
Oden, criticizes Mitt Romney's anti-gay rhetoric in a new video
released last week.
Since its October 27 release, the video
has racked up over 112,000 views on YouTube.
“Put simply, Romney will ruin the
lives of gay people if elected,” Ripparachie said in a press
release. “Our community is very upset that he does not support us
and our constitutional right to pursue happiness via same-sex
marriage. The world needs to hear our concerns before it is too late
– and I am committed to standing up on behalf of every American.”
(The video is embedded on this page.
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Ripparachie, who lives in Lafayette,
Indiana, came out gay in June.
“Everyone I knew always wanted to
know why I was so depressed and so negative,” he explained. “It
was simply because I was afraid of coming out and losing the people I
called friends and family.”
“I have finally spoken the truth and
want to help bring the LGBT community together to help fight for our
Ripparachie's latest album, F.A.G.
(Free and Genuine), is available for download on iTunes.