Friday, April 8, 2011

Christian Chavez Pushes Equality Envelope With Hot Homo Video

Former member of Latin boy band RBD Christian Chávez, who came out of the closet in 2007, has released a music video for "Libertad," featuring former RBD co-member Anahí.

Following its release March 26, the clip, which celebrates freedom of choice, a la Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," received more than 1 million hits in three days and has become a viral hit.

Showing two men passionately kissing is a rarity in the Latin market... or for that matter, in the American Anglo world. Remember when Adam Lambert had the gall to embrace a male band member on ABC-TV, and the ridiculous backlash that ensued?

In an interview, Chavez says that the video's risqué scenes are a reflection of real life: "When young people are discovering their sexuality they live these things." Which, of course, has been commonplace in the hetero world for decades.

It sounds like progress to me. One baby step at a time, baby.