Like so many other gay boys who grew up in the late eighties, I adored Debbie Gibson.
Her Out of the Blue cassette was the first tape I played so often it literally broke and her 1989 tour was the first rock concert I ever attended. I even pretended to be sick the day after her “Electric Youth” music video (which I recorded on VHS) debuted on MTV – just so I could stay home from school and memorize each step of the choreography.
From being bullied at school to coming out at the age of 16, her upbeat songs never failed to inspire me and were always a bright light during even the darkest of days.
Now more than 25 years later, I had the chance to chat with this wonderful woman about her brand-new video “Electric Youth Reloaded,” upcoming projects, and the love she has for her LGBT fans.
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