July 21, 2013

Backstreet Boys Love The Gays Back...

I never paid much attention to 90s boy band the Backstreet Boys -- because I am older than their demographic, and because I have a penis -- but the "boys", now men in their 30s and maybe 40s, always had good voices if generic forgettable songs, and now they are on a comeback tour and about to release a new album.

They just released a new song and video, In A World Like This, which sounds like your typical BSB song, cheesy video and all. The guys sing on top of a hilly landscape mixed in with images of  couples finding strength in each other's presence ---- featuring a female couple taking pride in the first same-sex marriage following the overturn of California's Proposition 8.

“The concept of the video is based on the song, which tells a story of how love conquers all and ‘in a world like this’ that we live in, with all the craziness and negative energy that can go around, with real love you can overcome anything,” the Boys' A.J. McLean said on Good Morning America on Friday.
McLean went on to say the group is in support of gay marriage and wanted to include an LGBT-friendly message in the video

These Boys are more than talk -- during London Pride this year they performed at the subtly named nightclub G-A-Y.

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