General consensus dictates that every boy band has at least one gay member. While ‘N Sync and New Kids on the Block have Lance Bass and Jonathan Knight respectively, Backstreet Boys still has a homo population of zero. If I had to bet my money on any of them, it would be on either Nick Carter or AJ McLean. Well, it seems the latter is not gay but a self-proclaimed “fag hag.” That’s at least something, right?
The 35-year-old singer talks about dressing in women’s clothing, the boy band’s gay fan base, posing naked, and much more LGBT-related topics with his chat with PrideSource’s Chris Azzopardi. Check out several quotes from his interview below.
“We were in our trailer and we were watching these guys changing. We thought these were chicks – and all of a sudden they were taking off their clothes and I’m like, “Wait, that girl’s got, like, pecs. And oh, that’s a penis.” I was like, “What the hell is going on?”
We did three or four songs, the crowd went nuts and I was standing next to this 6-foot-6 drag queen who gave me a hug and a kiss. I was beside myself, and that was when we first knew that we had a big gay following. I was just like, “Wow, this is kind of friggin’ crazy.” Thinking back on it, I’ve been in this business since I was 3 and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.”
“And I can walk in heels. I was a little wobbly at first. I was like a baby calf, but then I figured it out. I don’t see how women walk heel to toe in friggin’ heels, so, for me, I walk toe to heel. It’s weird. I walk like a stork, but at least I’m not falling down.”
“Everyone always says, “When you look at a boy band, one of them has to be gay.” No, they don’t. Instead of me being gay, I’m the fag hag.”
“There’s no frontal, but you will see my little nonexistent ass. I’m in some very interesting poses a la the old Marilyn Monroe pinup look. It’s pretty funny.”
“I had just seen the Macklemore video for “Same Love” and that really inspired me. Knowing what the subject was about for “In a World Like This” – about love conquering all – we had talked with the director about basically having different moments in history that really were very impactful. We had done the first two, and then we were like, “What’s the last one gonna be?” I was like, “Why don’t we do something about same-sex marriage? We have a huge gay following and it’s a huge deal.” The guys were all on board and we made it happen. I was so happy about it.”
For the rest of the interview, click here.