Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Howie Dorough of The Backstreet Boys Reveals That He's Gay Too
The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 26, 2006; 11:36 AM

NEW YORK -- Howie Dorough, band member of The Backstreet Boys, says he's also gay and in a "very stable" relationship. Dorough, who formed The Backstreet Boys with Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson and Brian Litrell, tells People magazine that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity with brainless teenage girls and gay men. But after seeing Lance Bass brave the media with the reveal of his sexual preference, Dorough felt like it was time to make an announcement of his own.

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," he tells the magazine.

"But then Lance (Bass of 'Nsync) came out and I saw how popular his new outspoken sexuality was making him. Frankly, I wanted some of that attention too. I mean, it's been awhile."

The Backstreet Boys are known for a string of hits including "I Want It That Way" and "Shape of My Heart." The band went on hiatus in 2004 but many consider that four years too late.

Dorough says he wondered if his coming out after Bass could prompt "the end of The Backstreet Boys." He explains, "So I had that weight on me of like, `Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did...or was that weight actually just a guy on top of me?"

The singer says he's in a "very stable" relationship with "nobody you know. Just some, a doctor. No, a gardner. No. A doctor that likes to garden!"
Bass and Dorough, 29, are developing a sitcom pilot inspired by the screwball comedy "The Odd Couple," in which his character will be gay but only somewhat talented, while Bass will be gay and not talented at all.

"The thing is, I'm not ashamed _ that's the one thing I went to say," Dorough says. "I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I've been my whole life. I'm just happy."

"And besides," Dorough added, "Who do you think came up with the name "Backstreet Boys? Me! Now, doesn't it make sense in retrospect?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sad but i feel happy for him.i am upset but i know he did it for the best for him.i was hoping he was not gay.i really was inlove with still is.but now i know i will never get a date with him.i am dieing of sadness right not happy,all men seem to be gay.the cutes ones mostly.i am just upset eveything in my life is crashing down on me.not because hes gay.i have other happy for him just like i said when i herd lance bass was gay,if your gay your gay let them be gay its there still going to be a fan 100 percent.and ill allways love them.goodluck.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im happy for him hes still my baby.evey if he likes boys:(:)

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im always going to be mrs dorough lol

7:59 PM  
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2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really think this article is real.... *sigh*.....

".... he tells the magazine...."

Don't magazine's usually use i dont know... their NAME when reporting.

So stupid, not to mention the funny sarcasm which made me laugh, except these idiots think the article is real. Ok that is amusing too. ;-)

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't u tell this is so fake!!!!!!! If u think it's real get a reality check, yea howie is in a stable relationship....with a girl named Leigh!!!!!!!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm planning on sending this to someone who is close to the Dorough family so arrangements can be made for a law suit against you for posting this drivle. It may have been a joke, but it's not funny. Also, you plagerized the original reporter who wrote the story which WAS about Lance Bass so I'd bet they'd be interested in contacting you about this as well. Grow up and get a life...and if you want to write, be original for God's sake.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

howie you are idiot stupid and disgusted;how can you do it,i knew it from the begining as your behaviour shows it but my crazy sister did not want to believe me .aren't you ashamed of that what would happen to you if you chosed a girl in stead .hope howie you will change yourmind sooner couse it is no good for you and for religion too.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alas, there is a fatal flaw in your article. when referring to Lance AND Howie, you only give ONE age. and Howie and Lance are NOT the same age. Even if they were the same age, Howie was NOT 29 when this article was posted here. he was 32. the argument cannot even be made that he was 29 when the article was written, because it would be near 4 years out of date. you are an absolute moron for ever even bothering to write this in the first place. you merely wasted your time, and i've half a mind to alert Howie himself of this. i can contact him on MySpace and we would see what comes of this. shall i?

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard his boyfriend is interior decorator Christopher Lowell. They have been secretly dating for about 8 years now.

4:43 AM  
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2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's no credible source for this article.. it's a sick joke!

3:53 AM  
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4:31 PM  
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10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those who think some lawsuit is going to take place and this is magically going away. Sorry it isn't even if it contains "plagiarized" material because used in part in other works it is considered fair use look it up. This is also a satirical creative piece protected by 1st amendment rights. Go get an education before you go screaming about how this is going to be removed it never will be unless the creator of it decides to do so by choice.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you're all stupid!! This is what happens when you listen to "Boy Bands" By the way, this is a protected piece of satirical writing. Like "The Onion" whomever wrote this can't be sued and is the only one that can remove it, but probably won't! Dumbasses!! LMAO!!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On December 8, 2007, Dorough married his longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello in a traditional Catholic ceremony.[12][13] Their first child, James Hoke Dorough, was born in 2009.[14] In August 2012, Dorough stated via Twitter that he and his wife were expecting another baby boy.[15] The couple welcomed their second child, Holden John Dorough, on February 16, 2013.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea i agree this is BULLSHIT... if u dont like the "BOY BANDS" simple dont listen to their music... dont drag their name through dirt like an immature child.. we are all adults..soo lets act like it..shall we ??

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bold shit haha gay and a family with 2 babies mmmmm weird huh?

4:19 PM  
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11:59 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

I wonder if his wife knows. Such a stupid article. It just goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the internet.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Not facke lol omg

9:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ur the idiot

9:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He's NOT gay. He's married and has two sons. This article is totally fake.

7:39 PM  

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