MTV News has more details on Lance Bass’ People magazine cover story, where the former *NSYNC star revealed that he is gay. Joey Fatone was Lance’s first bandmate he told about being gay, after Fatone walked in on Bass with a male date at his house in Orlando, Florida.
Fatone’s response at the time? “Dude, I don’t care,” Bass recalled him saying. Chris Kirkpatrick found out last summer and JC Chasez three months ago. “Very few people have the guts to come up to you and say, ‘Hey, are you gay?'” Bass said. “I’m pretty sure they all knew and they probably all talked to each other, but they had the respect to let me tell them. I haven’t had the conversation with Justin [Timberlake] yet. I know he knows, but I’ve never really sat him down and said it. I will be calling him.”
Lance Bass Gets Support From Former Bandmates
July 26, 2006 – Lance Bass’ former *NSYNC bandmates Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez have responded to his revelation that he’s gay. “Lance is one of my great friends,” Timberlake said. “I support him and wish him all the happiness in the world.” JC told ‘The Insider’: “I’ve known Lance for more than 10 years. We have been through so much together. He is family and I support him unconditionally.”
Lance Bass ‘Liberated’ After Revealing He’s Gay
July 26, 2006 – People magazine’s Julie Dam spoke with ‘Extra’ about why former *NSYNC star Lance Bass is revealing that he’s gay in the magazine’s new issue. “Because all the rumors were starting to affect her personal life, his daily life,” she said. “So he wanted to set the record straight, and he wanted to do it on his terms.” She added, “He’s never felt so liberated in his entire life.”
If Lance Bass Can Admit To Being Gay, Why Can’t A Pro Athlete?
July 26, 2006 – William K. Wolfrum of TravelGolf.com weighed in on the news that former *NSYNC star Lance Bass announced he is gay. “So if someone like Bass can take the plunge, will there come a day when an active male professional athlete admits to homosexuality,” he asked. “Do we all seriously believe that there are no male homosexual golfers on the PGA or European Tours?”
Wolfrum added, “Hiding and lying for the sake of others is no way for anyone to live. Not if you’re a pop star, or even a golfer.”