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08/30/2016 10:28 am ET

Iconic '90s Band Helped This Couple Open Up About Their Sexuality

A nod from Roxette gave these Polish guys, Jacob and David, some much-needed pride.

A Polish gay couple repurposed Roxette’s new dance-pop single, “Some Other Summer,” as their coming out anthem and we can’t get enough of it.

Jacob Hajduk posted the above clip on Youtube July 16, which shows him lip-syncing the song with his longtime boyfriend, David, while vacationing in the Baltic Sea. Hajduk said he’d only intended to share the video with his close friends, but it soon caught the eye of Roxette, who shared it to their official Facebook page

Since then, it has received over 55,000 views.

Hajduk told The Huffington Post that he and his boyfriend wanted “to show people that gay love is no different than [any other kind of] love,” and they didn’t intend to make a strong political statement when they created the video. 

“We are just ordinary people. We have fun, we love, we care for each other the same way [everyone else] does,” he said. “That’s not so obvious for people in Poland.”  

The acknowledgement from Roxette, which is best known in the U.S. for ‘90s hits like “Joyride” and “It Must Have Been Love,” meant a lot to the guys, who are lifelong fans.  

“In Poland, gay life is not easy. So even such a small thing like a support from a music star makes you feel better and
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“In Poland, gay life is not easy. So even such a small thing like a support from a music star makes you feel better and proud of being gay,” Jakub Hajduk (right) said.

“We were really amazed,” Hajduk told HuffPost. “I was a Roxette fan when I was a kid, and David likes them, too, so that’s really great that now, they like something that we do.” 

The men hope the impact of the video will resonate in their native Poland, where same-sex marriage remains illegal and recent efforts to expand anti-discrimination measures to include the LGBT community have gone nowhere. 

“In Poland, gay life is not easy,” Hajduk said. “So even such a small thing like a support from a music star makes you feel better and proud of being gay.” 

Kudos for creativity, guys! 

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