Rayvon Owen, 4th runner up in Season 14 of American Idol, and a native of Richmond, VA, has come out as gay in a new music video. Released on Valentine’s Day, Owen’s “Can’t Fight It” ends in a dramatic moment worthy of a powerful coming out video:
According to Billboard, the original version of the video featured the singer leaving the club with a woman, but Owen decided it was time to come clean for himself and his fans:
“When I read that treatment, I knew I couldn’t be dishonest,” Owen told Billboard, ”not that I ever lied to people in the past, but the truth had been omitted. I felt like I was doing a disservice because I’ve always been an honest, loving person.”
Owen graduated from Henrico High School Center for the Arts before heading to Belmont University, a Christian university based in TN. He went on to compete in American Idol Season 14 in 2015.
He was also among the performers in 2015′s Virginia Pride festival (top image).
Richmond Triangle Players and Virginia Pride have united to bring one of the country’s most acclaimed comedian/monologists (and one fierce drag queen!) to Richmond when Miss Coco Peru takes the RTP stage on Thursday and Friday, March 30 & 31 at 8 pm in A Gentle Reminder: Coco’s Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life. Ever since becoming a YouTube sensation Coco Peru has been inundated with emails from people of all [...]