1. says

    There goes his theory to PEOPLE:

    “I’ve met so many people like me that it’s really encouraged me. I kind of call them the SAGs—the straight-acting gays. We’re just normal, typical guys. I love to watch football and drink beer.”

  2. Das Nic says

    Really? “Straight Acting Gay?”

    Self loathing is soooo millennial and what with 2010, I hope he’s had a change of heart.

    And I also hope that this means he’s not gonna try to launch a solo album. Or a group album, really.

  3. Paul R says

    Who gives a flying crap what he’s doing? He likes to play dress-up and date hot models. Wow.

    He does nothing else.

    And no, that’s not glam. It’s Clockwork Orange in the first shot and a weak amalgamation of various influences in the second (mainly Kurt Cobain),

  4. says

    I’m gay and I watch football and play golf and shoot pool and – insert masculine stereotype here- but I can’t stand to hear the phrase “straight acting.” I’m not interesting in anyone who is “acting” – unless they are actors, and then only when they are working.

    The only remarkable thing about Bass is that he has been able to extend his fame on the basis of his status as a professional queer.

  5. Sargon Bighorn says

    I’m a straight acting Gay man. I’m also a femme acting Butch man. A cat acting dog man. and Vegan acting carnivore and a Dem acting Repub. At this point in my life I’m so confused I don’t know if I should stand or sit when I pee! Help me Lance! Will football help? I’m a baseball loving football man!

  6. says

    Well, now that the queens have descended and inputted their vitriol, I can come in and say I think he’s relevant, positive force in the GLTBQ community. As a 23 year old, yeah, I’ve made some mistakes and yeah, he’s made some too, but why lambast people within our own community? I think the pictures are awesome and props to Lance for staying afloat in such a difficult industry.

  7. ty says

    I think what Lance is saying is that gayness is influential to metro sexuality, and sporty gays are legitimately interested in sports. I don’t equate straight acting with self loathing. Being queeny is funny, but not so sexy…

  8. Sargon Bighorn says

    Dave, Lance that’s who LANCE! And you can’t act any more gayer than a straight acting Gay man. Try I DARE YA with a dress on!

    Statement: “Come Back stranger!”

    Response: “I can’t come back any stranger than I already am.”

    Now THAT’S Gay.

  9. says

    I always like it when Lance shows up out of nowhere with a new generically hot hanger on BF, but, I never expected this. Look, we have so few out gays celebs that I’ll give him a pass. I do have to thank you Matthew because I remember how much that little quote pissed me off at the time, but, so what now?

    Does he have a new BF or maybe he’s got Glamberts old one? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Btw, Mike Ruiz,yo’ve really come a long way, I remember when you first learned how to cross process! Hi!

  10. Jay M says

    Wow! Let’s retract the claws ladies. I find it funny that people are complaining about pictures Mike Ruiz put up on his FACEBOOK page. Stop Facebook creeping!

    Also, you only wish you looked as good as he does. He’s looking quite sexy with the 5 o’clock shadow-heroin chic look. The first sign of being insecure is putting someone down to make yourself feel better. I’d take a look in mirror.

    I’d also agree that this is probably the ‘butchest’ Lance has ever looked. I saw a billboard in NYC and he looked so effeminate I knew he was the gay one years before he even came. Granted I thought he looked hot in that one too.

  11. RJP3 says

    great a closet case forced out of the closet by Perez Hilton of all people, notorious for dating people based on their looks, and now known for only working out and getting a new face – gets more press by those obsessed with looks … uh other than being outed he is nothing more than Heidi Montag


  12. Blain Rushing says

    That interview with People was like 3 years ago. People change (and, understandably, say ridiculous things when they’re first coming out). I find him relevant and I think these pictures are amazing.

  13. says

    not even close to Glam Rock. have you ever seen early David Bowie? i did live in ’74-’75. now Bowie was Glam Rock. this mess is just makeup 101 a la Michael Alig’s Disco 2000. i was there too.

  14. seattle mike says

    Well, I happen to like the guy, even if he did say something stupid a few years ago. He probably regrets it now. And, yeah, this look is hot. Dude is built, too. Loved it on DWTS when he did one dance with his shirt unbuttoned. Damn!

  15. Rob says

    “Is the neckwear a subliminal message for a fetish he likes or just bad props from the photog?” Thank you DKNATL! I was hoping someone else picked up on that. It sure would explain why he looks wet.

  16. Joe says

    Homos! Give the “Straight Acting Gay” comment a rest! That was years ago when he was just coming to terms with being out. I’m positive that even he regrets saying that–but at the time, I honestly believe he didn’t know any better. Cut him some slack–he seems like a really nice guy. Let’s not be grudge holders—give him a break.

  17. Glenn Walker says

    Why was this earlier comment deleted? Ugh–ugly censorship on a gay site. I’ll try again: Shouldn’t Mr. Black be holding something big in hand or somewhere else. I couldn’t recognize him without such.

  18. says

    I like Lance Bass, and I like him a lot more than Justin Timberlake. (I personally can’t stand that overrated, overexposed bitch, and I’ve never forgiven him for his part in Nipplegate 2004.) These are great photos of Lance.

    But I have to wonder if Lance is thinking that he doesn’t want to just be the gay guy from NSYNC who went on DWTS. He is probably a very talented guy (perhaps even more talented than Justin Timberlake) who, because he had to play the Mary Wilson/Florence Ballard/Cindy Birdsong co-role with Joey and Chris and JC to Justin’s Diana Ross role, hasn’t gotten the opportunities to prove how talented he is and if he come out of Justin’s shadow. I don’t think that he wakes up every morning thinking that he’s just going to be the gay guy from NSYNC. He most likely wishes that he can carve out his own place in the world. If not as a singer, then as something else.

    I firmly believe that we need to support and encourage our own LGBT performers and personalities (especially those in their 20s and 30s) to be the best that they can be. We shouldn’t coddle them, but we shouldn’t tear them down either. We shouldn’t any longer try to throw our dreams and passions at heterosexuals who probably don’t give a shit about us and are only using us to look good.

    I’m going to write an open letter to Lance and post it on my Facebook page.

  19. says

    Alex Sarmiento wrote, “because he had to play the Mary Wilson/Florence Ballard/Cindy Birdsong co-role with Joey and Chris and JC to Justin’s Diana Ross role, hasn’t gotten the opportunities to prove how talented he is”

    that’s actually pretty perceptive, Alex.

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