He should be the out celebrity gays continually clamor for. At just 28, Lance Bass already has an impressive and varied list of accomplishments: a record-shattering stint with the band ’N Sync, a memoir on The New York Times best-seller list, a role singing and dancing on Broadway, and a Human Rights Campaign award. Hell, the kid even endured several grueling months of training -- plus surgery -- to win NASA’s endorsement for a trip to the International Space Station.
So why do some of you -- and you know who you are -- see him on the cover of this magazine and scoff? Is it because he’s “just a pop star” -- as though that’s a genre of music that gay people have suddenly rejected? Is it because his coming-out interview in People magazine convinced you that he must be a self-loathing homosexual? Or is he just not your type?