Openly gay presidential hopeful Fred Karger released his first advertisement this week.

Karger, the activist behind boycotts against big donors to California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, announced he's considering a 2012 presidential bid as an independent Republican in New Orleans during the annual Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) 2010, the most prominent Republican meet up outside of the Republican National Convention.

The 60-second spot titled Good Morning New Hampshire asks voters to support his candidacy and is already running in six markets, including Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Keene, Claremont and Seacoast. The spot was uploaded to Karger's YouTube channel on Wednesday.

The GOP-adviser-turned-gay-rights-activist-turned-candidate tells a little about himself in the video, which features Karger stumping in the state over the past four months.

“I'm hoping New Hampshire will get to know a little bit about me through this short video,” Karger said. “I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in the Granite State over the next year and a half. I've just started house and car hunting, and we have a lot of exciting things planned.”

Karger founded Californians Against Hate in 2008. The group has led boycotts against major donors to California's anti-gay marriage initiative, Proposition 8. He's also targeted the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), filing formal complaints with state election officials in California and Maine against both groups.

Previously, he managed the campaigns of various Republicans, including six presidential candidates.

If he becomes a candidate, Karger would make history as the first openly gay presidential candidate.