Any serious 1D fan can tell you that Harry sleeps naked, Liam hates spoons, Louis loves soccer and Niall plays guitar. What you might not know, though, is that within the normally tight-knit club that is 1D fandom, LGBT fans often encounter homophobia and bullying. The group Rainbow Direction is doing amazing things to help change that. MTV News recently caught up with Kat Lewis, one of the co-founders of the group, and Lou Woodley, an out-and-proud transgender year-old from Boston who is gearing up to represent Rainbow Direction at the band's upcoming Baltimore concert to find out what Rainbow Direction is all about. That group was created in response to a tweet The Wanted's Thomas Parker sent to Louis Tomlinson, in which sarcastically used the hashtags narnia and itgetsbetter while implying that Tomlinson was gay, causing many including the band Wheatus, apparently to call the tweet out as homophobic. Kat told MTV News that she wanted to help educate people that gay rumors aren't something to defend themselves against especially in a mean fashion , because being gay isn't shameful.
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On what would have been One Direction's nine-year anniversary, we take a look back at the rows and battles that broke them. This time nine years ago, five teenage boys' dreams were in tatters after being rejected from the X Factor. It took the lads just five minutes to agree to his plan and have another crack at the competition - this time in the groups category. They would go on to be one of the most successful boybands of the century, selling out stadiums and dominating the charts for five years before splitting in an explosion of bitterness and animosity. But with no experience of harmonies, group singing or even each other, even then Liam wondered what they were really getting into. But we were competition then, and at the back of the minds we knew were against each other," Liam would later recall.
Earlier this week, to the delight of the young, the young at heart, gay boys and lecherous cable TV execs all around the globe, British boy band One Direction released the video for their single "Kiss You. Most of the boys are on record as women-daters Harry Styles is apparently insatiable , but their overall image is full of winks, nudges and crotch-grabs. Their perpetual game of are-they-or-aren't-they makes them engaging on a level we've never seen from a prefab pack of kids singing plastic pop. In "Kiss," the boys sing to each other.
The group signed with Simon Cowell 's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in After the release of Four , One Direction became the first band in the US Billboard history to have their first four albums debut at number one. Considered teen idols , One Direction were often subject to fan hysteria.