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Lance Bass Comes Out

After much speculation, Lance lands the cover of People Magazine to reveal that he is gay. He says he is in a very stable relationship with season four winner of the Amazing Race hottie, Reichen Lehmkuh. Lance says the reason he did not reveal his sexuality earlier is because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity. People reports:

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.

"The thing is, I’m not ashamed – that’s the one thing I want to say," he explains of his decision to come out. "I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I'm just happy."

As for why he's talking about this now Bass says, "The main reason I wanted to speak my mind was that (the rumors) really were starting to affect my daily life. Now it feels like it's on my terms. I'm at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there's really nothing else that I worry about."

Good for you Lance! We know this must have been hard for him and we think it's great that he finally revealed what many already thought to be true.

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highsociety1 highsociety1 9 years
dvdsky, awesome posts -- rock on girl! If there's one thing I hate, it's pick-and-choose Christians condemning gay people because "God says it's wrong." Oh please. The bible was written by MEN, human MEN -- the whole concept of "making" homosexuality wrong was based on the fact that it didn't end in procreation. No procreation, no little Christians being proliferated to spread the organization. The same for oral and anal sex. Splenda, it's not such a far-gone concept. In nature, homosexuality exists, and is largely believed by science to have evolved over time as a way to self-control population (yes, SHOCKER, gays exist in the animal kingdom! Animals actually CHOOSING to be gay, gasp!)
mandyjean mandyjean 9 years
yeah funny, but nasty ;)
yayita yayita 9 years
LOL, sorry its gross but it cracked me up :)
mandyjean mandyjean 9 years
yayita--- youre nasty
yayita yayita 9 years
Lance likes fudge LOL
d7star d7star 9 years
WHAT A SHOCKER! DUH! ..LIKE THE PINK ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM LOL
Splenda Splenda 9 years
dvd- God put gays on this earth to stop overpopulation? I guess He forgot science, nature, and turkey basters?!
poohbear poohbear 9 years
This makes me so angry! Don't really care if the man is gay, but lets be real...He didn't come out on his own terms, he was forced out...and I HATE that! Why the hell do people like PH do this crap? It was noone elses place but Lance to come out. And PH is known to make stuff up to fit his own ideas. Lance Bass was dragged out of the closet, and I just wish that this kid of thing would stop. He should be able to make the choice on his own terms. NOT have to do it because of gossip and such. I hope he is happy though, and gets through this ok.
kira kira 9 years
Already, everybody knows he is gay. That's all.
sabrinaland sabrinaland 9 years
It would be nice if certain religious people would focus on being good people (like the Bible tells you to be) rather than focus on how it's "wrong" for others to be gay. Use your energy for something productive and positive - help out at a women's shelter rather than point fingers at someone who is different from you.
tamplier tamplier 9 years
Before i read it on PerezHilton – i had no idea. I was shocked. Seriously. Never even would think of Lance that he is gay. GAYS ARE COMING. They are everywere. So... lets see on the boybands: Boyzone – Steven Gately is Gay. Westlife – One is Gay (don’t remember his name) Nsync – Lance is gay Backstreet boys – My money are on Howie. Because he never had a girlfriend & is like Lance always quite. Gay... – guilty as charged. And who knows how much of them are out there in boybands. Now i don’t have anything about gays. And George Michel is so funny with all his gay adventures. But what pisses me off is – if you are gay – than what the f*ck are you get yourself to boyband. When millions of girls adoring and fantasies about them. Only one day to find out they are gays. And they stick their thing to another gay. For me it’s disgusting that they lie to them. Be gay – but don’t fool young girls. Be an actor or singer. But when you go to boyband, you shouldn’t be gay. Only one thing can be worse – if one day we would find out that one member of some boyband (like Justin for example) is woman that did plastic surgery. How would you feel if you’ll find out that man that you dream about is woman. Or (again for example) – how would any man feel if they would one day find out that (for example) Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston are mans... who did plastic surgery? Wouldn’t that be cheat? Now, when Nsync are over and no one cares about Lance – it’s one thing. But if this would come out in their glory days – that would be bomb & tragedy for millions of girls. I can shake their hand for the fact that they somehow manage to hide it. Anyway... peace Lance. Wish you happy.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
I thought it was just a rumor until Perez posted those pictures where Lance and Reichen kept swapping clothes. Only my gay guy friends shared clothes (sometimes even mine :( - they were very slim and trim). Good for him - it has to be a relief.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
wow. my friend from 11th grade owes me $1000.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
tox - I believe we don't even have to ask, just be sorry. He'll know. Yes folks, cynical wildchild Pad is a closet Catholic. I'm glad he came out. Now he can be comfortable in his own skin without pink clad bloggers attempting to out him on a daily basis.
prissychrissy prissychrissy 9 years
Finally, PerezHilton has been speculating for months over his sexuality. I'm glad that he came out on his own terms $hearts;
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Doesn't surprise me, up until today I thought he had already come out.
BeAcHbUmM09 BeAcHbUmM09 9 years
wow..i never actually really thought about it. but thats good he came out with it..now he can be at peace with himself and stop hiding this secret. so good for lance :] i used to love nsync. haha
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
I must have been in a bomb shelter...I had no idea ! I mean I would always see Perez H writing about it on his site but still... I guess to my defense who really talks about anyone, other then Justin, from Nsync anymore.?! They make a cute couple though.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
*SIGH*
riotgeek riotgeek 9 years
I am not at all surprised.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Pad thats right he will forgive us as long as we ask right? ur also right on how its not our business, to go along with that, its a sin to judge people.
BlackBarbie21 BlackBarbie21 9 years
I really liked Nsync back in the day. I do not agree with being gay, but that is their own choice, not mine. It's them who are damned to hell, not me.
Asian-Vixen Asian-Vixen 9 years
I used to have the biggest crush on him back in 4th grade. Tee hee. But yay! Go Lance =D
TriniBaby81 TriniBaby81 9 years
Like we didn't already know this...C'mon Lance, you weren't fooling us for a second...Now it's time for Justin to step up or OUT.........LOL
lms lms 9 years
Did anyone watch Reichen on Amazing Race? Was he married to his partner? That is stuck in my head for some reason.
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