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Lance Bass Comes Out

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 2:57 pm - July 28, 2006.
Filed under: Gay America,Movies/Film & TV

I’ve been trying to resist posting on this, but I just can’t… my apologies.

I guess my “gaydar” is bad when it comes to “boy bands” because I was personally surprised to hear Lance Bass is gay.  And it sounds like one of the “worst kept secret” in Hollywood.  

Of course I was even more shocked to hear that his boyfriend is Reichen Lehmkuhl.  (Way to go, Lance!  Thumbs up!)

Anyway, I think is is pretty cool that Lance came out — in a place and time of his choosing.  I’m glad to see his network of friends are supporting him

Justin Timberlake says his former ‘N Sync bandmate Lance Bass, who has revealed that he’s gay, has his support.

“Lance is one of my great friends,” Timberlake said in a statement issued by his rep, Ken Sunshine, and reported Thursday by People.com. “I support him and wish him all the happiness in the world.”

Another former ‘N Sync-er, Joey Fatone, told People: “He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone. I back him up 100 percent.” Bass and Fatone are developing a sitcom pilot inspired by “The Odd Couple.”

I’m also glad to see that Lance didn’t see a need to get all political with his coming out and that overall this doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

And now, I guess he can publicly be one of Kathy Griffin’s “Gays”.

Access Hollywood reported Thursday that Lance’s announcement was, obviously, old news to friend Kathy Griffin.

“I’ve known that Lance was gay forever, it’s no big deal,” Griffin said. “He had really been hounded quite a bit and, you know, he’s in a relationship and he wanted to be able to go hang out with this person and not be running from bloggers.”

How about that….. there were bloggers threatening to out Lance because he is gay and they had no regard for his privacy or impact they would have on his friends and family.  Why does this sound sooooooo familiar?

I guess I’m really most shocked about Lance because, as Vera Charles might say, “Gays don’t do outer space.”

-Bruce (GayPatriot)