Lance Bass of `N Sync reveals he's gay

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060726/ap_en_ot/people_lance_bass

    NEW YORK -
    Lance Bass, band member of 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a "very stable" relationship with a reality show star. Bass, who formed 'N Sync with
    Justin Timberlake,
    JC Chasez,
    Joey Fatone and
    Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity.
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    "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," he tells the magazine.

    'N Sync is known for a string of hits including "Bye Bye Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me." The band went on hiatus in 2002. Bass has also found headlines for undertaking astronaut training and failing to raise money for a trip into space.

    Bass says he wondered if his coming out could prompt "the end of 'N Sync." He explains, "So I had that weight on me of like, `Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did."

    The singer says he's in a "very stable" relationship with 32-year-old actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, winner of season four of CBS' "Amazing Race."

    Bass and Fatone, 29, are developing a sitcom pilot inspired by the screwball comedy "The Odd Couple," in which his character will be gay.

    "The thing is, I'm not ashamed — that's the one thing I went to say," Bass says. "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."

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    Maybe this is why the Russians didn't want to take him up to space with them? :drunk 
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    What? Famous people can be Gay too???

    You know who really is hurt by this, 12 yr old girls...
     
  5. McBradders

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    Wow. Colour me unsurprised.
     
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    I think Shipwrecks posting this to indirectly come out.







    ...and admit that he likes girlie music.
     
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    Welp, there goes my reason for waking up in the morning.
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    ww-WHAT?? :eek: 
     
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    This is the only surprising part of the article. And it is also the saddest part of the article.
     
  12. Paladin

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    The phrase "hiding in plain sight" comes to mind.
     
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    Well this comes as no surprise...
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! He was my favorite! :(  aww man now I have an even less of a chance of getting with him then I did before !!
     
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    I am totally shocked by this news. next thing you'll tell me is that liberace was gay.
     
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    I'm in the same boat.I mean it's not like Lance was a flaming queen or anything.But I'm still not surprised.

    You never know,you might convert him ;)  :lol 

    *And YES I'm just kidding before someone decides to blast me*
     
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    So is Richard Simmons. Damn, Simmons was more of a surprise than Lance Bass. :horse: 
     
  18. Random Autobot

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    One can only hope that this inspires the other four to follow in Lance's brave footsteps.
     
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    In other news, the sky is blue, bees sting, and Devilzfan know the theme to Sailor Moon.

    Move along, nothing to see here.
     
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    i knew those N'Sync guys were fanny bandits.
     

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