Bass in Beverly Hills, California on March 16, 2014
|Born||James Lance Bass
May 4, 1979
Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
|Other names||Lance Bass, Lansten|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Turchin (m. 2014)|
I am fortunate enough with my career that I can speak out to the masses and hopefully be a part of initiating change.
I've definitely, you know, been with women. And I've had great relationships with them where I was definitely in love. It's just I grew to a point where deep inside I knew that I could never truly have a relationship with a woman. I don't know if they ever suspected. It was never brought up.
Unfortunately, if you don't want to be in the spotlight, get out of it.
I'm a Southerner. We dream of having the family and the kids, and the parents want grandkids, that's all they care about, give me some grandbabies.
I'm a serial dater. When I see someone I like, we go on multiple dates.
You know once you get in the business you know what you're getting into.
I actually didn't get to go to my prom. I left high school when I was 16 to join 'NSYNC. I felt that was something I always missed out on, and all my friends got to go and would tell me about it.
I'm a family guy, so I would love to have a family; I would love to find that perfect person to have a family with.
I love cooking. It's one of my favorite things to do. To share my parents' recipes that I grew up with is just something very special to me.
In my older age, I've learned to take things slower, because I used to be that total-fall-in-love-after-a-day guy.
I'm at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there's really nothing else that I worry about.
At some point in our lives there's something about every one of us that makes us feel like an outsider, I believe.
People do stupid things in the heat of the moment. I've been in Vegas where I've gotten married for, like, five minutes.
In Mississippi, you don't admit that you're gay. It's just an awkward thing down South, which is sad.
It doesn't matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.
I can't bear looking in the mirror – I guess that's why my hair looks like this.
The beginning of the shows are different. One time we'll say 'Hello, Denver'. Another time we'll say 'Hello, Memphis'. It's always different.
I find that once you start helping others, it makes you feel better about yourself. It helps you figure out what you want to do with your own life.
I'm more liberated and happy than I've been my whole life. I'm just happy.
Very few people have the guts to come up to you and say, 'Hey, are you gay?'
I definitely didn't want to be that person that came out and was like, 'O.K. I'm going to lead every parade.'
Somebody might get criticized for doing some movie that totally sucks, then turn around and be incredible. Every actor goes through that, not just musicians who act.
The gay community is very fickle. And I know because I'm part of it and I see it every day.
There are so many kids out there that need to be adopted and need good homes. I definitely want to have my own but I also want to adopt for sure. I think it's very important to find these kids homes.
I'm still Christian. I was not raised in a Christian church to hate people. I was taught to love people and accept people. I know what I believe.
Speaking out is important for me because everyone should be treated equally.
We joke about it in the entertainment industry: Every actor wants to be a musician, and every musician wants to be an actor.