Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Shares Platform with Ryan Cassata, Transgender Songwriter & Activist

With a surge of anti-trans legislation hitting the United States, AJ McLean is gifting his platform to trans artist to help lift up and celebrate the transgender community in this intense time of struggle for the transgender community.

Legendary transgender songwriter and the first transman to ever be signed to a major record label, Lucas Silveira (The Cliks), took over AJ McLean’s Instagram last week for a special live stream. AJ is handing over his platform of 1M followers again, to singer-songwriter and transgender activist, actor Ryan Cassata tomorrow. 4.16.21 at 4 PM PT.

AJ McLean says “The take over series continues! This week I’m using my platform to amplify the voice and talent of songwriter, activist and actor @ryancassata tomorrow at 4pm PT/7pm ET! Ryan is also a motivational speaker and a committed advocate for trans equality since his early teens. He’s truly an amazing dude and I can’t wait to watch this takeover along with you all!”

From Ryan Cassata: “As a 90’s kid I grew up listening to @aj_mclean in @backstreetboys so this is a huge honor!!! Tomorrow!! I’m so exited to be on @aj_mclean’s Instagram account for a live stream! Thanks for sharing your platform! I’ll be talking trans activism and playing original songs!! See ya there! #backstreetboys #AjMcLean”

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