Neil Francis Tennant, born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom, is a British musician who, with his colleague Chris Lowe makes up the successful British pop band the Pet Shop Boys.

Although in the 1980s he denied rumors that he was gay, Tennant came out of the closet and declared his homosexuality publicly in the 1990s and is now a stolid supporter of lesbian and gay rights, making personal appearances at lesbian and gay pride celebrations throughout the world.

He and Chris are still working together after almost twenty years recording music, and are still proving a success on the dance music scene.

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