July 10, 2013

“All-American Boy” singer/songwriter Steve Grand is experiencing a healthy dose of overnight fame since his latest music video procured over 800,000 hits on YouTube in little more than a week. He appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to talk about the success of the video and share his motivation for making it.

“I wrote it from the most purest, genuine place in my soul. It’s not about being gay, it’s about that longing for someone,” he said.

The piece goes on to say that when Steve’s parents first learned he was gay, they subjected him to gay conversion therapy. “I felt like I really was a shame to my parents,” he tearily said. “I felt like there was no way I could ever make them proud and I was a constant disappointment.”

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