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Electrocumbia Singer Raymix Comes Out As Gay

Electrocumbia Singer Raymix Comes Out As Gay

Electrocumbia Singer Raymix Comes Out As Gay

"So many dreams do not fit in a damn closet."

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Electrocumbia singer and record producer Raymix is publicly opening up about his sexuality—and officially coming out as gay.

"So many dreams do not fit in a damn closet. I'm officially saying it to the universe: I am Edmundo and I am gay," the Mexican artist, whose real name is Edmundo Gómez Moreno and who burst one the music scene back in 2015 with his hit "Oye Mujer," said in the caption of an Instagram post where he proudly declared his sexuality to the world. 

Raymix also took to YouTube to talk more about his decision to come out and some of the challenges he faced to get to where he is—including people in the music industry who told him that he should still stay in the closet and keep his queerness under wraps.

"Can you believe that in 2020, there are people in the industry who told me not to do this video? That I should stay quiet and pretend to be the person I am not because I wouldn't be successful," he said in his YouTube vlog, according to a translation from Billboard. "They told me that the audience is not ready for an artist who sings cumbia or regional Mexican music [to come out as gay]. With so much pride today, I want to tell you that I'm gay. And if you ask me what will change after this message, the answer is: nothing."

Moreno continued: 

"I've been wanting to say this for a long time and I'm happy to finally be able to say it because it isn't easy. I am more free and happier than ever. I will continue to take cumbia to different parts of the world."

Welcome to the family, Raymix! Watch his emotional coming out video below!

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel